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Battle of the Bores,
This review is from: Battle Of The Brave [DVD]  (DVD)
This has got to be one of the most disappointing films I have ever seen. A 2¼ hour story which encompasses the Seven Years War and, in particular, the loss of New France to the British; a story which incorporates such historical figures as Madame de Pompadour, Voltaire, General James Wolfe, William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham and Benjamin Franklin has all the necessary prompts to make it a sweeping and exciting historical adventure of a film. Given the film's title of "Battle of the Brave" you may well be tempted to believe that the film is such a historical epic.
However, actually, this is a truly dreadful second rate "Mills and Boon" style costume romance.
The film boasts a credible cast with such luminaries as Jason Isaacs and Tim Roth but these actors are mainly confined by a wooden script and cameo roles. The lead actors put in the quality of performance which would not be out of place in a sixth form school play.
The dialogue is clichéd enough to almost parody itself and would embarrass the producers of the worst day time TV soap operas. The cinematography is equally of a quality more reminiscent of a made-for-TV movie.
1. This film had the potential to be so much better;
2. This film is positioned as something which it is not - it is no great historical drama; and
3. The quality of the lead acting, direction, script (including the dialogue) and the general cinematography are all second rate.
This is not a film I could recommend to anyone.