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A Walk in the Sun

Released Dec 25, 1945 1h 57m War List
88% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 75% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings When a GI platoon lands on the beaches of Italy during World War II, the troops face uncertainty and danger with every step. Those who survive the initial landing, including Sgt. Tyne (Dana Andrews) and Sgt. Ward (Lloyd Bridges), pursue a mission to take control of a farmhouse and blow up a nearby bridge. When the soldiers are not involved in enemy engagements,they pass the time in conversation while marching through the Italian countryside, but they always keep their objectives in mind. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Yasser Medina Cinefilia A war film that, in my opinion, lacks substance when it places plastic soldiers in the same predictable trenches in the sunlight. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 5/10 Dec 9, 2022 Full Review Ian Kane Epoch Times Overall, "A Walk in the Sun" is a unique World War II film that is both thought-provoking and compelling to watch from scene to scene. Rated: 3.5/5 Dec 27, 2021 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation Once you get past the hokum, this is surprisingly sober and grimly realistic for its day. Rated: 2.5/4 Jun 16, 2021 Full Review John J. Puccio Movie Metropolis ...a quiet mood piece, lyrical and elegiac, more than it is an action adventure. As such, it works wonderfully well. Rated: 7/10 Dec 20, 2009 Full Review Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com Gritty, realistic WWII yarn with strong cast directed by Lewis Milestone. Rated: 5/5 Aug 14, 2007 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Might be the best WWII film. Rated: A Jul 19, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve R By far one of the better WW 2 movies. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/28/24 Full Review Audience Member It's like a play, not a movie! Most of time it's talking... Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review ernst k A film ahead of it's time, with an emphasis on individuals and their emotions, fears, resilience, and humanity. Realistic, well-written, directed, and especially acted by a particularly talented cast. War at it's most basic and traumatic, yet it's superior viewing as you absorb the heart and grit. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review s r Wasn't my cup of tea and the California filming distracted. Very gutsy endeavor though. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the best WWII films. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member I have to say that I found this film a bit boring. I know it's supposed to be pondering its own navel, and introspective, etc. but even the dialogue was boring. The action scenes were quite good but not good enough to save this film. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis When a GI platoon lands on the beaches of Italy during World War II, the troops face uncertainty and danger with every step. Those who survive the initial landing, including Sgt. Tyne (Dana Andrews) and Sgt. Ward (Lloyd Bridges), pursue a mission to take control of a farmhouse and blow up a nearby bridge. When the soldiers are not involved in enemy engagements,they pass the time in conversation while marching through the Italian countryside, but they always keep their objectives in mind.
Director
Lewis Milestone
Producer
Lewis Milestone, Samuel Bronston
Screenwriter
Robert Rossen
Distributor
20th Century Fox
Production Co
Lewis Milestone Productions Inc.
Genre
War
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 25, 1945, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 26, 2017
Runtime
1h 57m
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