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Rescue Dawn, 2006

Rescue Dawn
Directed by: Werner Herzog
Written by: Werner Herzog
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  126 min
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
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Rescue Dawn can be described as bleak, rough, and suspenseful. The plot revolves around a prison breakout, the human spirit, and a rescue. The main genres are drama, war, and action. In approach, Rescue Dawn is serious and realistic. It is located in Vietnam. It takes place in the 1960s. Rescue Dawn is originally a true story. The movie has received attention for being critically acclaimed. It is well suited for a boys' night. Note that Rescue Dawn involves violent content.

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Incomparable director Werner Herzog takes another strange turn in his eclectic career with RESCUE DAWN--a... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 27 July 2007
Runtime: 126 min

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Christian Bale Christian Bale As Dieter
Steve Zahn Steve Zahn As Duane
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That such a masterful depiction of American heroism and can-do spirit has been created by a German art film director known for considerably darker visions of obsession is an irony Herzog no doubt finds delicious.
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An old-fashioned prisoner-of-war movie that becomes much more because of writer-director Werner Herzog's admiration for the remarkable true story of its protagonist, Dieter Dengler.
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the food on set must have been abysmal, shame on the caterers
26.June.2014 |  by: thehynes
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Forget the cliches. Plainly stated, Christian Bale is amazing in everything, including this film. He transforms into Dieter, offering up an amazing performance. In addition, this film's cinematography and set design only support this already...
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19.September.2010 |  by: smotor
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I'd actually give this movie three and a half stars. It had the potential to be a stronger movie, but there are several moments that leave unanswered questions and a couple of plot holes. The dialogue is really hokey at times, too. The acting,...
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27.August.2010 |  by: Sean
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Sean rated this title
Brutal to watch, as you'd expect a movie about prisoners of war to be. In the end, you can't really root for either side in this war, because really, no one wins. As far as the movie goes, it looked phenomenal in Blu-ray, and all of the scenery and...
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22.March.2009 |  by: Matthew
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Matthew rated this title
Surprisingly underwhelming dramatization of Herzog's 1998 documentary, Little Dieter Needs to Fly. While it's a decent enough survival story, Rescue Dawn fails to capture the emotional weight of the documentary. Hearing the story of Dieter Dengler's...
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21.March.2009 |  by: coolerking
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coolerking rated this title
Herzog in Hollywood (and I'm not complaining)! Writer/Director Werner Herzog continues his theme of man battling extreme diversity. 'Rescue Dawn' is a bit more palatable to the mainstream moviegoer than most of his work, but that doesn't make it an...
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20.March.2009 |  by: sethdellinger
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A Werner Herzog Vietnam war movie - it has to be interesting
Werner Herzog is known as an eccentric and his movies aren't conventional. This one is not you're typical war movie either, it's different and unusual. Christian Bale, who lost a lot of weight for this part (not as much as he lost for the machinist...
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12.October.2008 |  by: barak gilon
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