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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Aardsy's rating of the film Hail the Conquering Hero

    Bring on cracking dialogue and crowded scenes.

  2. SpacePirate's rating of the film Hail the Conquering Hero

    My personal fav Sturges film remains The Lady Eve, w/ Easy Living coming a close 2nd (as he didnt direct) but this is top notch Sturges, skewering how a small lie can build to complete chaos quickly. The only thing about this film I felt could've improved was having McCrea in the lead role instead of Bracken. He just did so well with Sturges material. A great supporting cast here, including gorgeous Raines. 4.5 stars

  3. Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Hail the Conquering Hero

    If more proof was needed that Sturges is one of the all-time American screenwriters, look no further. Hail The Conquering Hero is an incredibly witty, astute satire that delves with a great sense of irony into the cult of the "war hero".

  4. Ingrid Bergman's rating of the film Hail the Conquering Hero

    Wonderful performances from a talented cast and an excellent screenplay from Preston Sturges make this a must see.

  5. AKFilmFan's rating of the film Hail the Conquering Hero

    With Sturges' script, fast-paced dialogue and humor, and a satirical look at hero worship this film has no flaw to be seen.

  6. your fiend mr. jones's rating of the film Hail the Conquering Hero

    This is, to my mind, a rival to Sturges' "Sullivan's Travels" as his best film. I would show anyone this film as an answer to Capra's corn. If you haven't seen it, run don't walk.

  7. Jake Mulligan's rating of the film Hail the Conquering Hero

    Alternates between focusing on politics, the media, military practice, and social mores, its slightly less funny and less focused than Sturges' masterworks. Still wonderful though, perhaps an essential film.

  8. Dave's rating of the film Hail the Conquering Hero

    Sturges at his most satirical. The writing mastery of Sturges is on full display. With ease he takes swipes at American democracy and patriotism - during the height of WWII, no less - and still manages to make it all fun and endearing.