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  • The Dirty Dozen 1967 war film review
  • The Dirty Dozen 1967 war film review
  • The Dirty Dozen 1967 war film review
  • The Dirty Dozen 1967 war film review
  • The Dirty Dozen 1967 war film review
  • The Dirty Dozen 1967 war film review
  • The Dirty Dozen 1967 war film review

The Dirty Dozen 1967 war film review

1967

The Dirty Dozen (1967, United States)

Running time: 150 minutes

Categories: commandos filmsinfantry filmsmilitary base filmsraid filmscastle films

Language: English / German


American soldiers convicted of serious crimes are given chance to avoid spending their lives in prison if they take part in suicidal mission behind enemy lines.



The D-Day is closing and Allied forces are using all possible solutions to gain advantage over German forces in France. American veteran Major Reisman is given orders to prepare for a special mission that aims to disrupt enemy operations in occupied France - his target is a hotel used by the high rank German officers, his mission is to kill as many as possible to start chaos in enemy lines. Reisman realizes that this is simply a suicidal mission and whoever agrees to take is most likely won’t make it back, but his superiors found solution to that problem - he is given a group of soldiers, who are currently awaiting in the nearby prison, convicted of serious crimes, like murder, rape or mutiny. If he will be able to convince them to take part in the mission their sentences might be shortened or they will avoid being executed. But that is just the beginning for Major Reisman - even if they agree to join him he will have to turn them into a deadly unit capable of operating behind enemy lines, which will not be easy.

Classic war film that is part of the new wave of blockbuster productions from 1960s, when the adventure and fiction took over the war films. The Dirty Dozen is one of the best films from that era - of course it lacks the realism, depth and multi-layer characters, but it is one of the best adventure flicks that took place during the war. Everything from great cast to involving story worked real well in The Dirty Dozen and even though it is not 100% war film it is one of those you should not overlook.

Our rating

6.4 / 10

Film value

8 / 10

Realism factor

2 / 5

Adventure factor

5 / 5

Historical accuracy factor

1 / 5



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