American pilot Dieter Dengler (Christian Bale
) is shot down during a top secret mission to destroy Viet Cong strongholds in Laos at the beginning of the Vietnam War. Taken hostage, he endures unimaginable conditions at the hands of cruel captors in a makeshift POW camp. Dengler's iron will to survive guides him and his fellow prisoners in a meticulously-planned, death-defying escape, only to discover the harsh realities of an unforgiving jungle beyond the camp's walls.
a masterpeice, really, a great film, you stay sooooo interested the whole time through, everything just goes together soooo nicely, don't listen to the other guy, this movie is not choppy, everything that happened, was the way that the editor and the director planned it to. great film, really. 5 stars! and those are hard to come by!
wow... breathtaking, the story was portrayed marvelously, and by the time you are done the movie, you are like "wow", because you have been through this amazing journey, with fantastic acting. A great movie
Supposedly "based" on a true story.Too many choppy scenes with some lame acting.Very mediocre budget which shows in much of the movie.If you must,rent it and save 12$..