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3.8
77 Ratings

Men in War

Directed by Anthony Mann
United States, 1957
War

Synopsis

In Korea, Lieutenant Benson’s platoon finds itself isolated in enemy-held territory after a retreat. Soon they are joined by Sergeant Montana, whose overriding concern is caring for his catatonic colonel. Both can’t stand each other, but together they must get the survivors to Hill 465.

Men in War Directed by Anthony Mann

Awards & Festivals

Directors Guild of America

1958 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

What are people saying?

  • chanandre's rating of the film Men in War

    Godard was right. Super Mann indeed. Terry Malick must have seen that opening sequence for sure. Reminded me a lot of Thin Red Line. The hills, the whispers, the sighs, the fear, the grass, the camera movements. Tossing Silver Stars into the cadaverous chasm beneath the pit was very poetic. That final shot with Robert Ryan closing his black book? <3 The most silent war film I've ever seen. A chamber piece in itself.

  • Daniel S.'s rating of the film Men in War

    Very modern for an American 1957 war movie. If European directors had us accustomed to contemplative war movies for decades then, Hollywood was more inclined to show us conquering soldiers in their fighting machines than some serious soul-searching. Robert Ryan stays as one of the best actors of that period. Strongly recommended.

  • Keisuke Kawasaki's rating of the film Men in War

    It is to be said that the film is Mann's personal favorite. I can see why because the film is beautifully located, and it is one of the most successful works from the director which expresses human inconsistency into sharp relief. Men have to fight, but why? That is the question. There are full of quiet and even meditative moments which site this film as almost spiritual one. Ryan, Ray, and Keith are all wonderful.

  • Scott Lucas's rating of the film Men in War

    Two years before being replaced by Kubrick on the set of "Spartacus", Anthony Mann has the misfortune of putting out a terrific little war film the same year as "Paths Of Glory". Too bad.

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