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The Great War (2019)

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During the final days of World War I, a regiment of daring African-American "Buffalo Soldiers" is trapped deep behind enemy lines. After one of these soldiers manages to escape, he's ordered to join a select team of white troops, led by a battle-scarred officer, to find and rescue the survivors. Casting aside their racial differences, the determined men join forces to find their lost comrades in this gripping, action-filled tale of bravery and unity.

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Cast

Bates Wilder
as Lieutenant William Rivers
Billy Zane
as Colonel Jack Morrison
Ron Perlman
as General John J. Pershing

Critic Reviews for The Great War

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

Unfortunately, despite his obvious passion for the genre, Luke doesn't yet have the cinematic chops (or clearly, the budget) to effectively put his vision onscreen.

December 12, 2019 | Full Review…

It simply does not have the budget or craft for the scale it requires.

December 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Luke fills his at times heavy-handed, anachronistic script with enough sincere emotion and grace notes to counter the film's physical and financial restraints, narrowly staged combat scenes and limited character development.

December 12, 2019 | Full Review…

So clumsy in its handling of racism within the American Expeditionary Forces that it makes some of the racial mishaps of "Green Book" seem subtle in comparison.

December 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Lobs more cinema war cliches than grenades.

December 15, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Mostly recycled war movie cliches, with the props - guns, explosions, etc. - occasionally giving away the paltry budget.

December 5, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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