Summary: Saints and Soldiers isn't the greatest war film by a long shot- Black Hawk Down and Band of Brothers guaranteed that. But it does give the audience an insider's viewpoint to the soldier's struggle with his faith, his freedom, and war itself.
Excerpt: Survivors of a military massacre during World War II are in the worse case scenario; no rations, behind enemy lines, exhausted and starved. The four (Corbin Allred, Peter Asle Holden, Larry Bagby and Alexander Polinsky) come close to being captured many times while trying to get into allied territory. They finally arrive at a home where the owner lets them have some refuge, after coming across a British soldier (Kirby Hayborne).
I'm amazed! ...but only because this is on blue-ray
12 December 2007
Conclusion: I read the reviews, saw the crest of awards on the sleeve and thought 'great' I'm always up for another war film. When it arrived, I was a little worried to discover all the awards were from American film festivals & most of which I've never heard of. There is another problem though. One particular TV war series raised the bar so high, films now have to be every bit as special just to keep up.