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The Great Raid

In January 1945, American soldiers and Filipino guerillas embarked on a mission to rescue 500 U.S. soldiers from a horrendous Japanese POW camp. Largely based on historical accounts, the film stars Benjamin Bratt, James Franco, and Joseph Finnes. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 132
Theater Release: 11 Aug 2005
Video Release: 20 Dec 2005
MPAA Rating: R
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The Great Raid is rated R: for strong war violence and brief language.

Cast: Benjamin Bratt, James Franso
Studio: 2005 Miramax

Detailed Review

There are few benefits to war, but one exception may be the incredible accounts of heroism, determination, and cooperation that seem so sadly lacking in our society today.… 
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