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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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Adrian Vitoria

Writers:

Ed Scates (screenplay), Adrian Vitoria (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Jones
Danny Dyer ... Rains
Aksel Hennie ... Steinar
Izabella Miko ... Jensen
James D'Arcy ... Fleming
William Houston ... Mac
John Dagleish ... Rollright
Stephen Walters ... Brightling
Guy Burnet ... Riley
Ewan Ross ... Gable
Christian Rubeck ... Model
Erik Madsen ... Teichman (as Jan Erik Madsen)
Lee Jerrum Lee Jerrum ... Dobson
Rosie Fellner ... Holbrook
Tony Hood Tony Hood ... Sergeant Grey
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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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The Were Britain's Commando Elite. See more »


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Actor James D'Arcy, who portrays James Bond creator Ian Fleming, shares the same first name as the character James Bond. See more »

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During the shoot out at the farm, when the Germans first approach, Rains is first seen pressing up against the wall, but in the next shot he's lying on the floor in the center of the room. See more »

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Jones: If it looks like he's gonna be captured... or if he is... shoot him
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References GoldenEye (1995) See more »

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Good Action Film with a Disappointing Conclusion
2 August 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1940, Major Jones (Sean Bean) is assigned to team up an 8-men commando to travel to Norway with the specialist Roger Rollright (John Dagleish) to meet the agent Beowulf and destroy the German Freyo Station and steal the German state-of-art technology of Radio Direction Finding (RDF) in the Operation Grendel.

Jones travels to the Dashwood Military Prison to bring the soldier Brightling (Stephen Walters) and he brings also the insubordinate Corporal Bob Rains (Danny Dyer); then the commando heads to Scotland to be trained.

When they fly to Norway, they are discovered and the plane crashes. Six members of the military unit and the specialist survive to the attack. When they accomplish their assignment, the naval pickup is not possible and the survivors without supply and little ammunition need to walk to Switzerland in a dangerous journey through a land occupied by German forces.

"Age of Heroes" is a non-original film of war but a good action film. The story is a combination of several well-known war movies ("The Wild Geese"; "Inglorious Bastards"; "The Dirty Dozen"; "The Guns of Navarone" and others), with a promising beginning and a disappointing conclusion.

Sean Bean is among my favorite actors and he has a great performance as usual. The acting indeed is pretty good but the screenplay needed to be improved. I still do not understand why Jones shoots his own man with a precise shot instead of the sadistic officer that is torturing him. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Comando de Elite" ("Elite Commando")


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