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Rate this Movie... Kelly's Heroes
5 Stars 41%  41%  [ 27 ]
4 Stars 29%  29%  [ 19 ]
3 Stars 17%  17%  [ 11 ]
2 Stars 11%  11%  [ 7 ]
1 Star 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Haven't seen it 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
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I enjoyed it, thought was comical. Pretty much watch it whenever it's on. Far better than any crap thats on now-a-days :shock:

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Its entertainment and I love it - always recommend it for someone who is looking for a laugh. I would think this one falls into the same catagory as "1941" - a comedy set in a time period - not a historical piece but the history is the back drop.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:27 am 
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Odd and anti hero. These soldiers were in it for the gold. That is why I gave it only two stars.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:06 pm 
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enjoy the film for what it is...a good old fashioned bank heist and comedy but with tanks, great soundtrack and an ode to the 60s with hippies (sutherland) and company

welding the longer tubes on the barrels of the shermans to scare the germans, firing paint at them, loud music and dont give me them negative waves moriarty...all mixed together, thrown up in the air and what landed was an enjoyable, fun and quite bonkers movie thats worth a watch anytime in the evening when you need to chill out with a cold beer and be entertained without moaning about lack of historical accuracy!

oh and must remember to let the older kids watch it when it reruns this xmas!


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I first saw this movie as a kid in a theater when it first came out. Two things make this movie, well, different from a lot of WW2 flicks. The first is the use of so much authentic WW2 tanks, trucks, and other materials. The second is that the movie script is heavily salted by 1960's lingo and thoughts on war-as pointed out here earlier on this board. This movie is loosely based on a true story. Late in the ETO of WW2, a group of American soldiers did find a cache of gold. Figuring no one would be the wiser, they loaeded up a truck and headed for the Swiss border. A checkpoint of MP's stopped them short of the border. They were later executed for looting. In any case, this movie had a large cast of stars, poorly used IMHO. The movie is also two and a half hours long. Cut half an hour from the movie and you wouldn't really lose anything. For instance, cut the minefield sequence-which is painfully long. I give this movie three out of five stars.


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Just watched it again this weekend; have the Blu-ray. Is as much fun as one could have in a 1960's "one-not-protesting-the-Vietnam War-type" WWII film..

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KH is one of my Top 10 favorite movies of all time. Realistic? No, but who cares. IMHO it had the most authentic "flavor" of any WWII movie until Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers. I first discovered it on late-night TV in the mid or late '70s and have been a fan ever since. I consider it one of the three most quotable movies of all time (with Animal House and The Outlaw Josey Wales).

What I love about it is that it has an all-star cast, but they weren't stars when it was made. At the time, even Eastwood himself wasn't yet a superstar.

Some fun KH trivia:

*Quentin Tarantino picked up part of the Lalo Schifrin soundtrack for Inglorious Basterds. True KH fans spotted the music immediately. :wink:

*The theme song, "Burning Bridges," was performed by The Mike Curb Congregation. Mike Curb later became the Lt. Governor of California, and was the occasional butt of Johnny Carson jokes for some reason.

*You might have heard that there's an anachronistic M14 rifle in the movie. I thought so myself for a long time. But on close examination, the gun in question is a common M1 Carbine with a rare grenade-launching muzzle attachment.


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