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Harts_War07This one is being marketed all wrong. MGM is selling this as a Bruce Willis action film, which isn’t exactly accurate. This is more like Hogan’s Heroes without the laughs or The Great Escape without the action. Hart’s War takes place in a German POW camp and revolves around a court martial case. Although Bruce Willis’ (who actually manages to keep the smirks down to a minimum) photo is front and center on the movie poster, he doesn’t have that much screen time, this is really Colin Farrell’s piece. As the spoiled Yale trained officer he is intense and winning. There is more character growth here, particularly with Farrell and nasty Nazi Colonel Visser played by Marcel Iures, than in ten John Wayne war flicks. Hart’s War is an interesting film, one that examines racism, honour and heroics.

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