To End All Wars

2001

Action / Drama / War

121
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 9,498

Synopsis


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Cast

James Cosmo as Ray
Kiefer Sutherland as Jim Cross
Mark Strong as Robert Seymour
Robert Carlyle as John Lennon
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987.08 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
117 min
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1.86 GB
1920×1080
English
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23.976 fps
117 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by emuir-1 10 / 10 / 10

Deeply absorbing tale of the power to forgive

It was not until the end of the film that I discovered that this was a real life account of the horrors suffered by the allied POW's building the Burma railroad. No film can ever show how terrible it was, despite the attempt to film in sequence with the actors dieting in order to lose weight as time went on. The actors would have had to do three years manual labor in the jungle heat for 18 hours a day on 1,000 (or less) calorie meatless slop, while suffering dysentery, beri beri, pellagra, tropical ulcers, regular beatings and other cruelty, all the time unaware of what was happening at home or how the war was going. They lived under the constant fear of being killed once they were no longer useful. By the time they were liberated the survivors were walking skeletons. It is a credit to the filmmakers that this relatively low budget movie conveys this terrible period so well and the fo. This should be a "must see" in school history classes.

Reviewed by FilmLabRat 9 / 10 / 10

powerful story

In a Japanese POW camp, a Scottish band of soldiers learns about a very different culture - the hard way. They also learn from the more refined and educated among them the meaning of serving each other and their enemies, to the point of self-sacrifice. The film begins rather slowly (and overly-sentimental) but becomes an incredible story with great acting and characters, powerful philosophy and imagery. Many gripping moments of self-realization, facing reality and appreciation for life and death. The depth of relationships, self-sacrifice and lessons learned leaves the audience with a lot to process. Overall, very inspiring and well-made.

Reviewed by John K.-2 9 / 10 / 10

Powerful in the way that Schindler's List was powerful

Most of the reviews I've read of this film use the word "powerful" to describe it, and I will too. It's powerful because it's realistic; no stereotyped good guys or bad guys here (it's based on a true story, after all), and yet plenty of cruelty and some kindness, which leads to an exploration of themes such as justice and mercy in a way that (at last) doesn't lead to boredom or cynicism. It's *not* a light relief to watch this -- but nor was Schindler's List, possibly the only other prison-camp movie which matches this one for exploration of human motivation and hope. Oh, and it stars a crop of very respectable (and largely British) actors. Why, oh why has this never had a cinema release in the UK?

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