Rescue DawnDuring the Vietnam War, Dieter Dengler, a U.S. fighter pilot, is shot down over Laos and taken captive by enemy soldiers. With some people, he manages to escape. However, an unexpected betrayal splits the group and Dieter and Duane find that the jungle is their actual prison.
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Directors of "Rescue Dawn"Werner HerzogBirthdate: 5 September 1942, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Creators of "Rescue Dawn"Werner HerzogBirthdate: 5 September 1942, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Critic Reviews of "Rescue Dawn"NPR.orgOctober 18, 2008
Rescue Dawn may not feel much like a Herzog movie, but it's a gripping real-life thriller.Entertainment WeeklyAugust 20, 2007
But just as exciting -- maybe even more so, for those who love the medium and, especially, the uplift of the great-escape genre -- Rescue Dawn is a triumphant Werner Herzog movie.Film.comAugust 13, 2007
Herzog builds this movie around another strong, eccentric performance from Bale, who is gaining a reputation for outsized talent and for downsized physicality.St. Louis Post-DispatchJuly 28, 2007
Although the film delivers the expected action and efficiently jacks up the suspense, longtime devotees of the director will undoubtedly miss the visionary qualities that have long distinguished his work.Miami HeraldJuly 27, 2007
It's easy to understand why Herzog was driven to tell this story twice.Detroit NewsJuly 27, 2007
Takes what could have been a mundane if well-made war story into something greater -- more harrowing, more hungry and more human.7M PicturesApril 28, 2014
Unlike a traditional Hollywood movie, Rescue Dawn follows the pacing and irony of real life. It is far from predictable and far from formulaic.East Bay ExpressApril 28, 2011
The jungle has been very good to Werner Herzog.Suite101.comSeptember 17, 2010
Werner Herzog isn't interested in patriotism as product placement, like other directors might be. Though uncommonly somber, "Dawn" is still an engrossing prison-break film. It's not "The Great Escape." It's "The Sheer, Dumb Luck Escape."DCistJune 09, 2010
Dumps traditional war movie bravado in favor of a subtler touch, and softens the blow of an unspeakable ordeal by shooting it amidst a series of jarringly beautiful and poetic canvases.Boston PhoenixApril 23, 2009
Bale's lack of ambiguity points to the biggest limitation of a film that makes the grade as an adventure yarn by ignoring the most disturbing implications of its story.rec.arts.movies.reviewsApril 09, 2009
Not the typical Chuck Norris movie, but just as rancid in its own "edgy" pretentious manner.
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