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      Go Tell the Spartans

      R Released Sep 1, 1978 1h 54m War History Drama List
      67% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 58% Audience Score 250+ Ratings The veteran major (Burt Lancaster) in charge of a U.S. advisory group follows futile orders to their tragic end in 1964. Read More Read Less

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times [Go Tell the Spartans] contains a lot of statements that are meant to be prophetic in hindsight. It also considers the war in terms of countless earlier movies about earlier wars. Rated: 2.5/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy The big two Vietnam War flicks in 1978 were The Deer Hunter and Coming Home, which between them won eight Oscars (including Best Picture for Deer) -- less ballyhooed yet also deserving of attention were The Boys in Company C and Go Tell the Spartans. Rated: 3/4 Aug 27, 2023 Full Review Richard Freedman Newhouse News Service Go Tell the Spartans is the best movie so far lo come out of the Vietnam war. It is only 14 years too late. Nov 5, 2019 Full Review Rob Gonsalves Rob's Movie Vault A competent war film, to be sure, but there's no directorial commitment, no vision. Rated: C Apr 9, 2007 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 4, 2005 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice This is a solid and memorable film about American military involvement in Vietnam. Jan 24, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D Solid war film with good cast. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/20/24 Full Review Nol P I tried hard to watch, I tried hard to keep my attention up but this 1978 movie is just not interesting enough! Acting is just ok and story is just ok! Had one good funny full scene though with Singer and Lancaster and his explaining on his non gentlemanlike behavior that kept him at the major rank all these yrs. 2 of 5 stars at best I can give this! Onto something much more lively! Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/02/24 Full Review Alan D There is no movie of the Vietnam war as authentic as this. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 10/06/23 Full Review Audience Member The best Vietnam War movie, shot on a budget, with Burt Lancaster in one of his greatest roles. No sentimentalism here, just hardnosed, grim reality about the beginnings of our terrible adventure in Vietnam. A cult film, it has been re-released over the years, but is not yet easily available streaming, which is a shame. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member It brought back the sad experience of the Vietnam War in a realistic manner. The film shows that this was not a winnable war back in the early adviser days. A good analogy was a grave yard that was made up of former French solders killed in the location of the battle in the film. . Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Focussing on realism and cohesion between actors, it's a solid cheap film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis The veteran major (Burt Lancaster) in charge of a U.S. advisory group follows futile orders to their tragic end in 1964.
      Director
      Ted Post
      Producer
      Allan F. Bodoh, Mitchell Cannold
      Screenwriter
      Daniel Ford, Wendell Mayes
      Distributor
      AVCO Embassy Pictures
      Production Co
      Spartan Productions Inc., Mar Vista Productions
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      War, History, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 1, 1978, Wide
      Release Date (DVD)
      Aug 30, 2005
      Runtime
      1h 54m
      Sound Mix
      Mono
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)