Very suspenseful Aldrich movie set in post WWII Berlin. Jack Palance and his team are good but French star Martine Carol has got some problems to deal with Palance's modern acting. Eight years before 'The Dirty Dozen', Aldrich was already dealing with some of the themes tackled in his future greatest commercial success. Highly recommended even if they are only six and not so dirty in 'Ten Seconds to Hell'.
A bomb disposal unit made of 6 unlikely specialists that die like clockwork. See what (how preposterous) happens when the goodie and the baddie are the only two men still alive in front of the last bomb... But (at least I'd say) Aldrich ain't wrong with his 'visual choices'!
Robert Aldrich's story of desperate men deactivating bombs in post-World War II Berlin is surprisingly devoid of tension. Aldrich's visual style creates an atmospheric setting of war-ravaged Europe, but the film is slow-paced and talky. Solid performances from Jack Palance and Jeff Chandler fail to generate any suspense from a less then compelling story.