Hart’s War

Year Released: 2002
Main Stars: Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard, Marcel Iures
Last watched: December 2012
Review Date: December 2012
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: TV

A WW2 movie but one where there’s more atmosphere than fighting and it’s good.

Bruce plays a strong character and his Brucey stare works wonderfully to stop dead anyone who’s caught in it. He’s not the main guy here and as a supporting role, he takes up the screen each time he appears.

Colin fits here too as an officer who hasn’t seen action trying to make good in a world of bad-asses. His baby-faced looks are a great contrast with Bruce and he also plays it well, perhaps better for his British acting style rather than American.

The other guys – honarable mention to Marcel, of course – put up the right background for this play, and play it is. No reason it could not be on stage.

I’ve never seen this side of the American war – no point saying this is about anyone else’s war – so it was an interesting situation with well written script although possibly missing out the nastiest sides of POW and giving too much look-at-me time to the ‘USA machismo’ of the inmates.

Good film, gripping and intriguing but notable mostly for the Bruce, Colin and Marcel interaction.

 

Keep DVD?
No

Watch if on TV?
Yes

Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog

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