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4.0 out of 5 stars A WORLD WAR II SPOOF., 2 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Kelly's Heroes [1970] [DVD] (DVD)
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"They set out to rob a bank... and damn near won a war instead!" was the publicity line for this violent, cynical, tongue-in-cheek Second World War movie, typical of a string of action-packed movies that derived from The Dirty Dozen (1967).

Kelly's Heroes concerns Private Kelly (Clint Eastwood), who learns of $16 million worth of gold bars behind enemy lines, and reveals a plan to steal it to his fellow soldiers. Kelly sets the heist in motion, backed by a colourful cast of characters that includes Sutherland, anachronistically playing a hippy called Oddball who spends much of the time whinging about the "negative waves", as in "Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?"

Shot in what was then Yugoslavia in order to make use of the cut-rate Yugoslav Army as extras, and competently directed by Hutton (who made the much better Where Eagles Dare two years before with Eastwood), Kelly's Heroes is all pretty crude and mindless. Eastwood, however, is cool as ever, Sutherland infectiously funny and the rest of cast have fun hamming it up.

All in all an EXPLOSIVE highly enjoyable war spoof, lots of laughs and good production values make this a must see. Recommended.
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