Saints and Soldiers
1/30/2009, reviewed by Eli Evans
A WWII movie based on true events, this is a moving story about faith, redemption, and friendship. Four American POWs manage to escape but find themselves trapped behind enemy lines. Their plan is to hunker down and hide out as safely as possible when they unexpectedly run into a cavalier British pilot with crucial intelligence information. All of a sudden their goal changes from trying to stay alive to trying to travel through occupied territory ahead of the Germans to warn the Allied troops and still stay alive.
We originally thought this film was written by Christians due to scenes in which one character shares his faith without being pushy in the slightest (we didn't find them cheesy or overdone at all); we later found the authors are LDS, but we won't hold that against it. A small budget film with a huge budget look, this is tastefully done as far as violence, so this is a WWII movie the whole family could probably enjoy. (Though it is a war movie, so use discretion if you have a child prone to nightmares.) Highly recommended.
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