Old Soldier

Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (7 of 9)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 318,253 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 9
Elite Squad : The Enemy Within [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Wagner Moura
How to be an honest cop in Brazil? This is an excellent film about a subject Americans and Europeans know little about - police work and politics in Brazil (though, with the Olympics coming up...). Definitely worth a watch by anyone who is interested in "cop movies". DVD quality was good.
Tali-Ihantala 1944 ( Tali-Ihantala ) <b>DVD</b> ~ Rauno Ahonen
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true battle film, 27 Nov 2013
Finland was the only continental European country whose military successfully prevented it's country from being overrun at some point during WW II; a fact made even more amazing when one considers that Finland fought on the Axis side.
This is the true story of the last stand of the Finns against overwhelming assault by the Soviet Allies as the war had definitely turned against the Axis. A stand which they did so well that ultimately the Soviet Union turned away and settled for a peace that fell far short of the "unconditional surrender" that the Allies imposed on everyone else.
This is a true battle film; there is no moralizing, soul-searching or flashbacks; this film was made for… Read more
Saints & Soldiers 2: Airborne Creed [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Corbin Aldred
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
If the original "Saints and Soldiers" can be considered a hit, then this "prequel" is a solid miss.
The acting is acceptable. The observation about the telephone notwithstanding, the uniforms and firearms shown in the film were amazingly authentic. The special effects are reasonable given the budget the filmmakers had to work with.
A number of other reviewers have pointed out that this film was "obviously" made on a low budget, but that of itself is not a valid criticism. Anyone could do better, or more at any rate, if an extra couple hundred million dollars fell on their head, but the art of the "art" is to produce something good with whatever resources available.
The… Read more