22 September 2014

The Great Escape, 1963 - ★★★★

There is always a danger that when you finally catch up with a much loved or respected film that you fail to understand what all the fuss was about. I've certainly felt that way before so it was with some trepidation that I finally found myself watching The Great Escape for the first time. Without any personal or nostalgic connection I wouldn't go as far as calling it great but it certainly was an enjoyable way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Of course I was familiar with many of the moments and it was a shame that the ending was given away in a question on The Chase a few weeks ago (there is no statute of limitations on spoilers), otherwise I may have come away even more impressed.

September 22, 2014 at 01:21PM

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