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During World War II, North African troops encounter bigotry and unfair treatment from their French comrades-in-arms, despite the fact that they bravely fight for a country they have never seen. Then four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country, and to fight French discrimination.
Days of Glory may lack a certain complexity, but then courage under fire from all sides -- be it the enemy's weapons or your own country's disgusting bigotry -- is a pretty straightforward proposition. The plain facts are more than enough.
March 08, 2007
Like most every great war movie, it combines intense action with human drama. There's also several overtly preachy scenes that accomplish little to further the story but they underline the already clear message.
Standard issue military fare that has a hard time standing apart from established classics of the combat genre.
April 19, 2007
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Beautifully photographed, impeccably produced and wonderfully acted, but it offers no surprises...
April 27, 2007
Detroit Free Press
It's to the credit of the actors, and Algerian-born director Rachid Bouchareb, that we become emotionally involved with the soldiers and the injustices they are forced to endure.
March 16, 2007
Instead of guys named Danny and Polack and Sol and Brooklyn, you've got guys named Said and Yassir and Messaoud and Abdelkader. But it's the same deal. Prick them, do they not bleed? Blow them up, do their limbs not scatter and their guts not spill?