Men in War
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This is ANTYTHING BUT your standard Hollywood treatment. "Men in War," along with Mann's famous Westerns is a demonstration model of the 'vulgar subtlety' with which Mann subverts Hollywood convention to craft a masterpiece.
And what can you say about Robert Ryan? Easily one of the greatest actors of all time, and one of the coolest. Ryan OWNS this film like he owned Ophuls' Noir film "Caught," (even outshining James Mason in that one) and Aldo Ray steps up to Ryan's challenge with a truly phenomenal performance. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Every actor seems to give his best, with exceptional moments from Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray and Robert Keith, as a shell-shocked Colonel. And it is always good to see the admirable Pine, Morrow, Persoff and Edwards. The film has a stark, yet pleasing black & white look which is appropriate for the bare bones conflicts the story sets forth. Moreover, "Men in War" features a very fine score by Elmer Bernstein, utilizing an authentic Korean folk song.
Their truck is busted, so they have to carry their own ammunition and supplies on their backs. But out of nowhere a U.S. jeep appears with two soldiers, one a shell-shocked colonel (Robert Keith), and the other a sergeant (Aldo Ray) who's dedicated to protecting his beloved colonel at all costs. Benson commandeers the jeep by force and uses it to haul the platoon's ammo, and the colonel and sergeant come along "for the ride." It isn't long before Benson realizes that the sergeant is an experienced combat veteran who seems to know all the tricks of the clever North Korean enemy, so he uses the sergeant to help him get his men back to American lines.
But when they come to their destination (after losing a few men to snipers, artillery, and landmines), Hill 465, they discover that it's no longer occupied by U.S. forces. Instead, the North Koreans are well entrenched and have several bunkers with multiple machine-guns. At this point, Benson has just 12 men left, and the only way to reach the American lines is to go straight through the entrenched Koreans.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A movie I've never seen before that I don't even think I've ever heard of it before. It was on as one of the Memorial Day weekend movies this weekend, so I figured I would watch... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ilbob
Men In War staring Robert Ryan is a slow moving but it gets better as you watch it has an all star cast Aldo Ray and Vic Morrow the bluray is sharp and clear .Published 5 months ago by vernon egolf
I am old enough to remember seeing a lot of this genre in a neighborhood theater. I recently bought this one online. Hoped for better. This movie moves with the speed of a glacier! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Bought it for my Dad. He's an old soldier and this brought back memories. Its as close to being "real" that any video I've bought him.Published 12 months ago by Mark W Forquer MSG (ret)
This is one of the most over-looked war films living in the shadow of the definitive Korean War film, "Pork Chop Hill" shot a couple years later, undeservedly so. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Gene Cisco