Watch now

3 used & new from £8.93

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Max Manus: Man of War [Blu-ray] [2011] [US Import]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Max Manus: Man of War [Blu-ray] [2011] [US Import]

103 customer reviews

Available from these sellers.
2 new from £8.93 1 used from £26.00

Special Offers and Product Promotions


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Language: Norwegian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004UC0E46
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 344,833 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

108 of 117 people found the following review helpful By The General of Content on 14 May 2009
Format: DVD
I had been waiting for this film for a long while and managed to see it at one of the advanced screenings. It really is an incredible film. It's been a long while since a WW2 movie has moved me in the same way - I'm thinking The Pianist. I also read that the screenwriter died very recently at the age of just 28... which is incredible in itself given the depth and sheer scale of this film. A true epic in every sense of the word the film follows Max Manus, a Norwegian resistance figher first in the Winter War in Finland against the advancing Russian army and then in Norway itself where he wages war on the occupying Nazi forces with a group of resistance fighters called "The Oslo Gang". Shockingly brutal at times in terms of the violence this film does not shy away from the harsh realities of war and the incredible ordeal that occupied countries suffered at the hands of Nazi Germany. Packed with intense visceral action this is a film that will both keep you locked to the screen with excitement and have a profound emotional affect. In all honesty this is one of the most brilliant war movies I have seen for a long time. Breathtaking
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
49 of 53 people found the following review helpful By D. Stanford on 5 Aug. 2009
Format: DVD
Strange is it not that even a film like this can result in a range of stars from 1 to 5?
I have opted to give it a 4 star as I felt that this was indeed a very good, well acted film. Awesome, perhaps not, but very watchable.
There really is no point in dwelling on whether the Norwegian's were in part or all against Nazi's; it is one of those historical arguments you can get embroiled in unnecessarily as to how much they 'resisted'.
The fact of the matter is that some did, and this film covers this in a very well paced way.
My only beef, hence 4 and not five, is more because being deaf I rely heavily on subtitles, and when the dialogue reverted to English, there was no subtitle, this I hope, will assist those of you who are hard of hearing.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mark Pearce on 21 Jun. 2009
Format: DVD
Norwegian citizen Max Manus(Askel Hennie)frustrated by and haunted by his stint as a volunteer in the Finnish army battling the Russians in 1940 joins and eventually leads the Oslo Gang - a dedicated group of Norwegians trained to sabotage German military movements inside the Norwegian interior with particular emphasis on the german battleships anchored in Oslo harbour.
Tremendously tense sabotage sequences,added to a very exciting first half hour with Manus' desperate escape from Nazi intelligence being especially well handled are allied to good performances,excellent period detail and a refeshingly non-sappy romantic sub-plot that rather than derailing the film's momentum adds a well judged dose of believability and humanity amidst the terror and confusion of German occupation.
At times the efforts of the saboteurs can be a little hard to follow and more could have been made of the daily fear of capture as the film progressed with the clever Siegfried of German intelligence seemingly close but not enough becoming a contrivance too far.
However that does not detract from this excellent piece,based on the real life exploits of Max Manus and his crew,that conveys very well the psychological horrors of war and the lengths that ordinary people went to in their fight for freedom.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
64 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Rwj Nixon on 22 Jun. 2009
Format: DVD
For some unfathomable reason, when this thrilling and moving movie was released on DVD in the USA and the UK, the distributors decided to change the title from the simple and effective Max Manus, and add the terrible line Man of War, making it sound like some gung-ho action movie, and nothing could be further from the truth.
Based on true events (and once you have watched the film, the word "heroic" takes on new meaning), the film tells the story of Max Manus, a Norwegian resistance fighter during World War 2 and the leader of the so called "Oslo gang", a group of dedicated patriots who decided to strike back at the occupying Nazi forces any way the could. Beginning with Max's experiences as a volunteer in the Finnish war of 1940 against the invading Soviets, the film then moves on to detail his exploits following the occupation of his beloved Norway by the Nazi's. Initially idealistic and something of a loose cannon, a brutal brush with the Gestapo see's Max flee to England, where he receives training in the arts of the resistance fighter and is parachuted back into Norway to organise the resistance, older, wiser and totally dedicated to the cause. Alongside Max are a group of like minded young men, all prepared to die for their cause, and it is their secret war that forms the heart of the film. Living on their nerves, aware that capture means death, this group of men carry out a series of spectacular and damaging operations against the Nazi regime, but as the casualties grow, Max struggles to come to terms with the loss of his friends and the sacrifices necessary to ensure victory.
The star of the film is without a doubt Aksel Hennie as Max, who breathes life into this apparently quiet man who decides to stand up and be counted.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BigBoy on 27 Jan. 2010
Format: Blu-ray
Max Manus is a movie which centers on developing a story, and the characters within it, rather than being fast paced or action packed. It is based on actual events and people who lived through them during WWII, and it is all the more emotionally involving for being a true story. Excellent acting and production standards certainly make this movie worth buying on Blu-ray - this high definition version adds to the impact. On the negative side, I do feel that perhaps the content/theme of this movie is slightly misrepresented in terms of the product cover: There are almost no action or battle sequences at all, and those that there are, are only Max's occasional very brief memory flashbacks. Finally, the English subtitles are occasionally blighted by typos and dodgy spelling; e.g. how did "diffucult" make it through to the final release version? Nonetheless, Max Manus is a good movie worth buying on Blu-ray.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   



Feedback