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Rescue Dawn

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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:
11471

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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