Saints and Soldiers (2003)


saints-and-soldiersDeacon’s the squarest guy I know. He’s from some little backwards town in Arizona. Doesn’t drink. Doesn’t smoke. He doesn’t even like coffee. That’s why they call him ‘Deacon’ ” – Gunderson

Number of Times Seen – 1 (4 Nov 2014)

Brief Synopsis – Four captured US soldiers evade their German captors and try to get back to Allied lines during the Battle of the Bulge.

My Take on it – I recently read a review of this movie on A Movie List: 365 Films in a Year by sgliput and his review piqued my interest.

I had never even heard about this movie beforehand and decided to check it out since I’ve always been a fan of WWII movies.

This isn’t the usual type of war movie because it doesn’t focus much on fighting but rather deals more with how the soldiers involved view war and killing from faith based stances (or lack thereof).

Their quest for freedom amongst allied comrades evokes many interesting conversations about what battle and killing mean to any soldier no matter what side they are on.

The characters are well developed and through the course of the movie we get to see who each of them truly is and what is important to them.

The premise that faith can lead one’s hand during battle is the main theme and I think that it’s presented very well.

Bottom Line – Very interesting war movie that tries to show how faith can guide one’s actions during battle. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy

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