Lena Herzog
Tim Purtell
November 16, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

Rescue Dawn

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
126 minutes
Limited Release Date
07/04/07
performer
Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies
director
Werner Herzog
distributor
MGM
author
Werner Herzog

We gave it a B+

Werner Herzog’s rousing true story, Rescue Dawn, about a pilot (Christian Bale) who engineered a daring escape from a Laos POW camp in the mid-’60s could be misconstrued as yet another mainstream actioner. Not surprisingly, the obsessive director has deeper pursuits, and he unspools themes of valor and loyalty with a spare beauty. EXTRAS include Herzog’s intimate commentary and a doc in which Bale and costar Steve Zahn recount eating maggots, running barefoot in the jungle, and swimming in snake-infested waters. The shoot ”was a blast,” Zahn assures us. B+

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