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      Hart's War

      2002, War/Drama, 2h 8m

      122 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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      Well-made and solidly acted, Hart's War is modestly compelling. However, the movie suffers from having too many subplots. Read critic reviews

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      Hart's War (2002) Hart's War (2002) Hart's War (2002) Hart's War (2002) BRUCE WILLIS, director GREGORY HOBLIT (center), and COLIN FARRELL on the set of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' suspense drama HART'S WAR. COLIN FARRELL (left) as Lt. Tommy Hart, ADRIAN GRENIER as Ambrose, and LINUS ROACHE (right) as Ross MARCEL IURES (left) as Colonel Visser, COLIN FARRELL (center) as Lt. Tommy Hart, and BRUCE WILLIS as Colonel William McNamara COLIN FARRELL as Lt. Tommy Hart and BRUCE WILLIS as Colonel William McNamara TERRENCE HOWARD (left) as Lt. Lincoln Scott, COLIN FARRELL (center) as Lt. Tommy Hart, and BRUCE WILLIS as Colonel William McNamara in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' suspense drama HART'S WAR. BRUCE WILLIS (left) as Colonel William McNamara, COLIN FARRELL as Lt. Tommy Hart, TERRENCE HOWARD (center right) as Lt. Lincoln Scott, and COLE HAUSER (right) as Bedford in HART'S WAR. BRUCE WILLIS stars as Colonel William McNamara in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' suspense drama HART'S WAR. COLIN FARRELL as Lt. Tommy Hart and BRUCE WILLIS as Colonel William McNamara in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' suspense drama HART'S WAR.

      Movie Info

      Lieutenant Tommy Hart (Colin Farrell) is a second year law student who is enlisted as an officer's aide in World War II due to his father's political pull. When he is captured and thrown into a German prisoner of war camp, top ranking Colonel William McNamara (Bruce Willis) assigns him to defend Lieutenant Lincoln Scott (Terrence Howard), a black POW accused of murdering a fellow white prisoner.

      • Rating: R (Some Strong War Violence|Language)

      • Genre: War, Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Gregory Hoblit

      • Producer: David Ladd, David Foster, Arnold Rifkin

      • Writer: Billy Ray, Terry George, John Katzenbach

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $19.1M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

      • Production Co: David Foster Productions, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, David Ladd Films, Cheyenne Enterprises

      • Sound Mix: Dolby SR, DTS, Dolby Stereo, Surround, SDDS, Dolby A, Dolby Digital

      • Aspect Ratio: Scope (2.35:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Bruce Willis
      Colin Farrell
      Terrence Howard
      Cole Hauser
      Marcel Iures
      Linus Roache
      Rory Cochrane
      Michael Weston
      Vicellous Reon Shannon
      Scott Michael Campbell
      Sam Jaeger
      Adrian Grenier
      Jonathan Brandis
      Sebastian Tillinger
      Joe Spano
      Rick Ravanello
      Maury Sterling
      Sam Worthington
      Billy Ray
      Terry George
      Wolfgang Glattes
      Alar Kivilo
      Lilly Kilvert
      Elisabetta Beraldo
      Rachel Portman

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      • Feb 04, 2013

        Hart's War is a brilliantly crafted World War II drama that's thrilling and powerful. The film follows the story of a German stalag where the American POWs hold a court-martial after there's a murder of a fellow soldier; however, during the course of events defense council Lt. Hart starts to suspect that there's more going on than a simple trail and that there's a great game being played between the German commander and the American POW leader. The cast is led by Bruce Willis, Colin Ferrell, and Terrence Howard, who all give strong performances. Additionally, the directing is especially good, particularly in creating intense and suspenseful scenes that are enthralling. Composer Rachel Portman also provides a moving and powerful score. Compelling and thought-provoking, Hart's War examines the character of men in the most trying of times.

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      • Oct 20, 2010

        Hart's War is a very interesting and intriguing Thriller set during the Second World in a POW camp. Hart's War may not be a perfect film, but it dies manage to keep you entertained throughout. Helmed by director Gregory Hoblit, who is a very underrated and talented director, Hart's War is a well acted film with a good enough story. Many reviewers complain that it's a courtroom drama, well no shit, it is in a way. Theres nothing wrong with that, and I found the second half of this film to be quite good. Obviously Hart's War is not a perfect film, theres way too many flaws to count, but the way I see it, is it's an entertaining dramatic thriller with typical Hollywood elements to make the film more appealing to a wider audience. This film is not meant to be realistic in any way, it's just pure entertainment. Simple as that. The film boasts a decent cast of actors, and along with Phone Booth, this is Colin Farrell's best film, I'm not really a fan of his work, but in these two films he's very good. Overall, Hart's War is a pretty good dramatic Thriller, it may try to be too dramatic at times, but it's still a pretty good film worth watching. One of more interesting aspects of this film the numerous twists that unfold throughout, I found them quite thrilling, and you never get an idea of what really is going on till the very end. Before dismissing this film, give it a shot; for me it's a strong 6 out of 10. The actors playing the characters are well suited and just with the idea in mind that a "law student is assigned to defend a black prisoner accused of murder" should give the potential viewer a heads up that this will venture into courtroom drama territory. It's not the best film setting, granted, but it's certainly not the worst. A good enough film to watch on a rainy day.

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      • Sep 09, 2010

        Best WWII prison movie since "The Great Escape"

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      • Apr 01, 2010

        A very good film. What I like about Hart's War is that there's so many conflicting factors here, between the various groups of GIs in the POW camp, their German captors, the black aviators, and Farrell's character. I have to say, the casting choices are pretty random for this film, but they somehow work really well. Everyone should see this film at least once.

        Stephen S Super Reviewer

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