Film Preview: Rescue Dawn (2007)

Trailers (Due to age, may no longer be available)

Posters (Due to age, may no longer be available)

Poster Rating: D

Review: So authentic. So passionate. So bland. I’m hopeful there’s a new, more interesting poster that comes along some day, for this poster is indellibly weak.

Trailer Rating: B-

Review: Werner Herzog’s Vietnam prison camp film seems too much like The Deer Hunter and while the preview highlights the lucscious cinematography, too much of the camera work is bright and colorful. The style seems uncharacteristic of such a war film and the locales too glossy and perfect to be realistic.

Oscar Prospects:

The Academy could warm easily to this film even despite the previews’ obvious flaws.
I don’t think we’ll see acting noms, but a Best Picture and Director nod could be in order as could several tech awards. That’s it critics don’t lash out too much against the film.

Release Date:

July 4, 2007

Page Revisions:

April 28, 2007 – Original

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