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      Beach Red

      Released Sep 3, 1967 1h 45m War List
      Reviews 37% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Ordered to help secure a heavily defended Japanese island during World War II, Captain MacDonald (Cornel Wilde) and his Marines land on "Beach Red" and proceed inland against stubborn, murderous resistance. MacDonald is supported by his tough-as-nails gunnery sergeant (Rip Torn), soulful Private Egan (Burr DeBenning) and a group of stalwart Marines who try to block out the horrors that surround them by remembering the women they love back home. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Cornel Wilde (better known as actor) directed and starrted in this brutal, Oscar-nominated WWII drama, which offers a very focused view of men in combat Rated: B- Mar 27, 2012 Full Review Christopher Null Filmcritic.com Rated: 4/5 Jan 25, 2007 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews This neglected war film is as rough and tumble as any Sam Fuller film, as poignant a reflection of the racial divides in the military as any WW11 film made before the 1960s. Rated: A Sep 26, 2002 Full Review Shane Burridge rec.arts.movies.reviews Despite all the action and violence it's the peaceful moments that linger Sep 24, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Michael B A B movie even in 67. t passed the time. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 12/06/23 Full Review delysid d i like watching wars from a safe distance Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/17/20 Full Review Audience Member Cornel wilde, sprawled down with a pistol in his hand, tanks sitting around while troops getting shot to pieces. Continuity not good, lot of mawkish scenes. Some good action scenes, but not one of the best war films made Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Beach Red nous fais entrer directement dans le vif du sujet et même s'il n'as pas très bien vieillis, nous fais réfléchir sur les thèmes raciaux de la guerre. Quelques flashbacks pas forcément utiles encombre malheureusement le récit Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Estreado apenas dois anos após "Naked Prey", o igualmente fabuloso "Beach Red" garante que Cornel Wilde, apesar do curto percurso enquanto realizador, incute nos seus filmes todas as marcas de um verdadeiro autor. Em "Beach Red", talvez até mais do que no seu antecessor, Wilde assume o filme por inteiro ao realizá-lo, produzi-lo, interpretá-lo e até escrevendo a canção folk que toca com os inesquecíveis créditos iniciais (que harmonizam as culturas norte-americana e japonesa numa só expressão). O facto de "Beach Red" ser um filme de guerra sensível aos receios das duas partes no conflito e com flashbacks algo vanguardistas faz dele um exemplo atípico e deslocado no seu tempo (daí que não apareça nos livros em letras grandes nem nada disso). Mas Coronel Wilde é tão credível a montar o cenário de guerra como depois a filosofar sobre o mesmo (através da voz da consciência do seu próprio personagem), e a verdade é que "The Thin Red Line" provavelmente não teria o mesmo peso existencial se não houvesse um "Beach Red" antes. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie had heaps of potential, just a pity the execution was so clumsy. Very gritty and realistic war movie, especially for 1967. At that time war movies painted a very romanticized view of war. Here we get to see the horrors of it. Not only that, but writer-director-actor Cornel Wilde tries to humanize the soldiers, showing them in more peaceful times, and their thoughts and motivations. Even more ambitiously, he attempts to do this for soldiers on both sides, American and Japanese. However, there's intentions, and then there's deeds. The actual execution is very clumsy. The attempt to show the human side of the soldiers is mostly a failure. The daydream-bubble-like home sequences don't really give away much of the soldiers' characters. It's like watching several unconnected home movies, and very bland ones at that. Plus, Wilde does this so often and for so many soldiers you end up with (bland) information overload, and the interjections become irritating. There is also an attempt to show nature as counterpoint to war, but this is half-heartedly done. Performances are mostly pretty poor, and are another aspect that brings the movie down. Wilde is so-so in the lead role. Rip Torn gives probably the best performance of the movie, but still seems one-dimensional. Worst of the lot is Burr Debenning as Egan - incredibly irritating and unconvincing. Terrence Malick would later successfully execute the ideas of daydream sequences to humanize soldiers and nature as counterpoint to war in "The Thin Red Line" (1998). You can see the influences of this movie in that production. That might be Beach Red's lasting legacy, and that only. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Ordered to help secure a heavily defended Japanese island during World War II, Captain MacDonald (Cornel Wilde) and his Marines land on "Beach Red" and proceed inland against stubborn, murderous resistance. MacDonald is supported by his tough-as-nails gunnery sergeant (Rip Torn), soulful Private Egan (Burr DeBenning) and a group of stalwart Marines who try to block out the horrors that surround them by remembering the women they love back home.
      Director
      Cornel Wilde
      Producer
      Cornel Wilde
      Distributor
      United Artists
      Genre
      War
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 3, 1967, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2008
      Runtime
      1h 45m
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