This change-of-pace war film takes place
near the end of the war. It's not about body counts and bullets,
instead it's an engaging courtroom murder drama set in a P.O.W.
camp in Germany and questions racism, honor, loyalty and hatred.
Bruce Willis is not top dog in this picture,
but his character stood out by what he did at the end.
It's not a rah rah go America movie, but
it has some suprising heart.
is an enigma. It leads you through a maze of red herrings and
deceit--from Bruce Willis' cryptic performance to the paradoxical
Nothing is quite what it seems to be and the inconsistent storyline
Prisoner of war film? Courtroom drama or
mans discovery of himself? It has a hard time deciding.
Rich portrayals bogged down in a world
of depressing imagery and subterfuge.
is set almost entirely in the last days of World War II in a
German P.O.W. camp for Americans.
The movie is promising and engaging, but
suffers plot lapses and little action. This old-fashioned war
story holds some suspense but has many confusing parts.
The advertising campaign for this picture
is completely misleading. Bruce Willis doesn't play the title
character, despite his top billing.
The film is as much a cat and mouse game
and a courtroom drama as it is a war saga.
I didn't like the ending. The plot skids
and takes a turn around then caves in so that Bruce Willis can
end up the hero.