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5.0 out of 5 stars
Maybe it's cliched, but it's good!, 14 May 2000
I first saw this movie in 1993, when it came out on TV, and I was mesmerised. For a movie of the nineties, it does not question the war, it does not moralise about why we were fighting. It accepts the fact that there was a war, and weaves a story around it. Yes there are the twee bits, but then maybe life is like that? Overall, a stunning movie, and the only two war movies which (in my opinion) surpass it are, of course, Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan. Like these two, you really feel that you are there, taking part in the action, and you will finish watching it on the edge of your seat - every time!