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Age of Heroes (2011)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 17 January 2012 (USA)
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The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.

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Based on the real-life events of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando during World War II this is a story which takes our heroes from the edge of defeat on the beaches of Dunkirk to the mountains of Norway on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines that, if successful, could change the course of the war. Written by comingsoon.net

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This motion picture's opening title card reads: "France - May 1940". See more »

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Even if the Commandos reached Sweden, they would have been interned and not returned to England. Sweden was neutral during WW2. See more »

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Entertaining, but rough around the edges
16 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's a solid action flick for sure - nothing terribly new, but it does good work with the WW2 formula that other war flicks have used before.

There is no one flaw I can point to in this film as my reason for giving it a 7, but quite honestly, the thought that stayed in my mind as I watched it was that this film while good, had the potential to be great.

It falls short. The acting and character development is intriguing, but lacks the depth of characters in films like Inglorious Basterds.

It has a fun story, but a little more detail could have may the commando training subplot as well as the rest of the movie so much more.

The beginning is great, but leaves many scenes to the imagination of the viewer. You almost have to wonder if the film was gutted in order to shorten the running time to its fairly short hour and a half.

Like I said, it's good - but it could have been great.


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