Company Of Heroes 2013

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During the last major German offensive of WWII, a group of daring American soldiers set out to turn the war against all odds. Their mission will take them deep into German territory to derail Nazi efforts in obtaining the ultimate super weapon.

Starring:
Tom Sizemore,Chad Michael Collins
Runtime:
1 hour, 40 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure
Director Don Michael Paul
Starring Tom Sizemore, Chad Michael Collins
Supporting actors Vinnie Jones
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By The Neon Weasel on 1 Mar. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this low budget war movie,on paper it doesn't look that impressive.But its not what I expected,and pulls off the neat trick of being greater than the sum of its parts.Don't get me wrong it doesn't make any attempt to be a realistic war movie,there are far too many historical gaffs for that,but it settles for being a an action flick with a World War II backdrop,and on that level it works quite well.Its reasonably paced,that action is fairly graphic,and there is plenty of it,in short it does exactly what it says on the tin.Biggest surprise of all was that the standard of acting was pretty good,Ive always liked Tom Sizemore,but he did seem to have pulled the self destruct pin on his career a while ago,but his performance here sees him taking a big step back to being the actor he was,and that has to be a good thing.Even Vinnie Jones is good in this,getting to shoot and beat the living daylights out of half the German army,and loving every minute of it.

On the downside,it tends to impose modern day values onto the goings on,which doesn't sit at all well in places,and the lack of budget does make some of the effects a bit iffy every now and then,in places it looks a bit like a video game.If your looking for a serious World War II movie then this one is not for you,but if you want to be entertained by an action movie,you could do a lot worse.I enjoyed the 100 minutes I spent in its company,and its a film I will watch again at some point.Amazon don't do half marks,else I would have given it 3.5 stars instead of just 3.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on 3 May 2013
Format: DVD
The film has unnecessary subscripts as to the locations, as the scene informs you where they are at. Also the opening gives you the basic plot. A group of men are trapped behind enemy lines post Battle of the Bulge and find a great weapon being developed by the Nazis. You could have figured all of this out by yourself- really.

What makes pseudo histories are the characters. This film concentrated on one particular character, sniper Nate Burrows (Chad Michael Collins) pretty much to the exclusion of everyone else. Vinnie Jones was a welcomed addition. Some of the scenes worked well, while others were simply bad, making this a very haphazard production. I loved the scene of the killing of the German soldiers done to the opera of "Faust." Shades of "Clockwork Orange." However, the CG graphics of the planes and gun fire flames was noticibly fake. What really hurt this film is that they squandered dialouge which should have been better utilized to build character rather than conceal it, as in the case of the main character.

Makes for a rental for Vinnie Jones fans. Vinnie knows bar fights.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex. Brief "Witness" style nudity (Melia Kreiling who plays Bathsheba in "The Bible" mini series)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LINGO on 11 July 2014
Format: DVD
Wasn't expecting much from this escapade and to be fair taken as just a low budget action movie, its fine. Yes the story is far-fetched, yes the way they get to Stuttgart in deepest Germany and get back out is ridiculous, yes the dialogue is weak (think of the Commando story books!), and yes Vinnie Jones as a RAF officer....!? If its raining outside and you've a couple of spare hours while the washing machine is on blah blah blah then pop this on.
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By Dale on 14 Mar. 2014
Format: DVD
With a title like Company of Heroes it's clear the film is going to be a gung-ho action film rather than an evocative war film, so the question is does it deliver the goods? On the plus side the film is well directed with solid cinematography and great lighting. The acting is good as you'd expect with some well known faces - Tom Sizemore, Jurgen Prochnow, though their appearance made wish I was watching the superior war films they made their names in (Das Boot, Saving Private Ryan). Poor plot writing lets the film down as well as cliched dialogue and terrible soundtrack that tries to instill some stirring emotions that many scenes clearly lack. A more credible plot, a few less characters, and some better dialogue would have lifted the quality of the film - think of Kelly's Heroes, or Where Eagles Dare and you'll get an idea of direction a good action war movie should take. Low budget war films certainly can be of a high standard as films such as A Midnight Clear and When Trumpets Fade amply demonstrate, sadly this film fails to come close to such standards. Not recommended.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Hans Van Deventer on 8 May 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
COH starts off well, but as soon as a German T34 shows up, I knew we had a bad one!
German uniforms are crap, a German "SS" Officer wears the correct cap but the rest of his uniform is Wehrmacht, why??
The story goes on with a trainride from the Eifel area to Stuttgart, in those days and conditions of the rail network probably a journey of days, or rather nights.
In Stuttgart the theater is ablaze in light,I don't think so.
The team kills a lot of Germans, who miss all the time, can't aim at all.
The US bombardment is a reall killer as well, they fly so low, a well placed MG could have shot them all down.
Standard hight for B-17's would be above 15.000 feet at least!
And then the two clinchers: the team has direct radio contact with the fighter P 51's and drive all the way back to the front line, crossing it without any trouble!
Sorry guys, I don't know who checked reallity in this film, but your military adviser wasn't worth the money.
My advise: don't make war movies on a shoestring!
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