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Year
1963
Runtime
172 min.
Director
John Sturges
Genres
Drama, Adventure, Thriller, War, History
Rating *
8.2
Votes *
172,259
Checks
26,972
Favs
1,727
Dislikes
60
Favs/checks
6.4% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
29:1
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  1. ReVision's avatar

    ReVision

    Absolutely fantastic movie, very entertaining! And boy what a great cast. 5 years 3 months ago
  2. frankqb's avatar

    frankqb

    A compelling tale of real-life events that unfold with a sense of urgency not often duplicated in today's cinema. The only criticism I can fire at it is that, on just one viewing, it can be difficult to learn who all the characters are. 6 years 10 months ago
  3. devilsadvocado's avatar

    devilsadvocado

    In what is one of the most entertaining casts in cinema history, the great Richard Attenborough shines above the rest. The man can do more with his right eye than McQueen can do with his entire face + arms, and yet it's the latter star whose presence we associate with this film. A mistake in my opinion. Steve McQueen was a mediocre actor at best, nothing more than a cool presence who was genetically fortunate enough to have wrinkled well with age. He also happens to be a narcissistic douchebag, and it seems the production suffered as a result of his involvement (read the IMDB trivia section for The Great Escape if you want to know what I mean.)

    My simple review is that this is a spectacularly enjoyable film, but I guess everybody already knows that.
    4 years 3 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #13 in History
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  2. This movie ranks #19 in 1960s
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  3. This movie ranks #19 in AFI's 100 years...100 thrills
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  4. This movie ranks #25 in War
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  5. This movie ranks #37 in Adventure
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  6. This movie ranks #39 in Thriller
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  7. This movie ranks #82 in Empire 500
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  8. This movie ranks #127 in Top 250
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  9. This movie ranks #231 in Reddit top 250
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  10. This movie ranks #399 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  11. This movie ranks #405 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  12. This movie ranks #425 in 501 Must See Movies
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  13. This movie ranks #667 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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