The first World War is in its third year and aerial combat above the Western Front is consuming the nation's favored children at an appalling rate. By early 1917, the average life-span of a British pilot is less than a fortnight. Such losses place a fearsome strain on Gresham, commanding officer of the squadron. Aces High recreates the early days of the Royal Flying Corps with some magnificently staged aerial battles, and sensitive direction presents a moving portrayal of the futilities of war.
- Stars:Malcolm McDowell, Christopher Plummer, Simon Ward, Peter Firth, David Wood, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, Richard Johnson, Ray Milland, Christopher Blake, Gilles Béhat, Elliott Cooper, David Daker, Barry Jackson, Jacques Maury,
- Country:UK, France
- Director:Jack Gold,
- Writer:Howard Barker (screenplay), R.C. Sherriff (play), Cecil Lewis (additional material from "Saggitarius Rising")
A naive young officer straight from school arrives on the Western front to fight the air war against the Germans. However, the life expectancy of green pilots is not very good. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Aces High torrent reviews
(es) wrote: Vile, vom inducing and revolting, he is!
(ca) wrote: Stylish thriller that always struggles to convince. The action scenes are good, but the political conspiracy doesn't make for a polished storyline.
(ru) wrote: This is okay but a little animation work would be good. C+
(gb) wrote: This moive was really cheesy, but it was cute and I loved every minute of it! I thought the plot was semi original and it was done in a funny way. I also loved watching The Click 5 act in this, they are a great band and I want to see them in more stuff.
(us) wrote: With the presence of humanity among the participants of the war itself, the inhumanity of higher hierarchies who has contribute nothing to the war is more resentful and idiotic. Indeed, the three countries depicted in the film have nothing to do with the outbreak of the war itself. They are just engulfed because they have to and have long been prepared to. The civilians, like the leading characters here, are really pathetic because of the stupid politicians. Worse still, the stupidity prevailed and caused a bigger human disaster 35 years later. Who else is brave enough to resist, like Diane Kruger? A heartwarming Christmas gift with a bitter ending, in the hope to promote the clich of world peace. But will there ever be a long-lasting peace?
(br) wrote: This film is too sloppy and half-assed to take hardly any of it seriously, and the interview with Suge Knight is pointless. There are a couple of touching moments with Biggie's Mom and his former bodyguard. That's it.
(ag) wrote: This movie is a great example of Bollywood at it's best- the music is incredible and the dance scene with the anklets (you'll know what I mean when you see it) is breathtaking. This film is one that every bollywood lover should see and enjoy more than once. Chopra is a jem among Bollywood directors and I recommend any film he has done, since his work is truly magnificient.
(gb) wrote: I prefered this to the original French movie (Mon Pere, Ce Heros) for two reasons. 1. I fancied the arse off Katherine Heigl when I was 14. 2. Katherine Heigl's arse.
(ag) wrote: Classic Steven Seagal - Watch it for what it is.
(de) wrote: I checked this movie out because I've developed a sudden interest in the political and military chaos of South and Central America, which is often overlooked and forgotten about as the world's attention now shifts to the Middle East and Africa. But along with "Missing" and "Salvador," this movie provides another startling glimpse at life in a war-torn and terrorized region, made all the more frightening for its emphasis on the church.If "Missing" and "Salvador" focused on U.S. involvement in the political disarray, "Romero" offers a completely different perspective, attempting to show how futile it was for even the greatest leaders to truly accomplish anything. It ends, like any film based on JFK, Robert Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Gandhi, or Jesus, with the central character assassinated for his beliefs, so the story arc is fairly obvious. We watch not to see how it ends, but to see the portrayal of that hero (in this case, Archbishop Romero), and the struggles of the country where that hero attempted to do good work. In this respect, this movie is successful, as Director Duigan provides great visuals of the El Salvador plight, from gunned-down peasants and body dump sites, to burning villages; and Raul Julia is spectacular in the role of the protagonist.Where this movies falters, though, is in its supporting roles. Like "Gandhi," which was similarly proficient in offering views of India and an amazing and realistic portrayal of its hero, "Romero" treats all other characters and extras as props. When they speak or act, they do so only to offer Julia the chance to give a well-acted response. Their words sound inauthentic, their movements staged and wooden. "Romero" is so concerned in painting the picture of Archbishop Romero that it forgets that those around him must also be colored in honestly, too.Worth checking out, but not all that it could have been.
(gb) wrote: It's not Blue Velvet, but it is Isabella Rossellini!"You've got only one life to live. You can either make it chicken s**t or chicken salad!"Old lady- "You still want to kill people?"Young Man- "No, they're too stupid."
(gb) wrote: One of the Chinese classic ghastly romantic films. A must watch.
(fr) wrote: I thought it was pretty fun and original as far as cult movies go. I forgot about this one for years.
(br) wrote: Nice early work from Cronenberg.
(us) wrote: haha its an old classic.
(it) wrote: A MUST SEE. A unique film that needs to be seen on the big screen. Soy Cuba has also a unique story. Intended as a propaganda film commissioned by the Russian government in 1964 to support the Castro revolution and to show the old Batista regime as evil, the film takes place on the verge of the revolution and chronicles the exploitation and resistance of the Cuban people. Shot in beautiful black and white, it uses breathtaking cinematographic techniques that are still innovative by today's standards. Its lyrical and dreamlike narrative style is emotional and powerful. When director Kalazatov came back with his film, it was quickly dismissed as unusable by the Kremlin as too arty and not political enough. In the West, it was obviously not shown either. In the early 1990s it was rediscovered and got the support of Scorsese and Coppola who helped the film's first release in in the US in 1995... Available on DVD as well.
(it) wrote: Best things - Dersu's intro, his first couple of trivia, when captain and Dersu meet again, also the first goodbye, they way they have shot sun.Worst things - pace is slow, doesn't build up. End sort of unresolved.
(nl) wrote: One of the best movies I've seen in the Western genre. Alan Ladd gives a memorable performance as the enigmatic Shane. It's a beautiful film, and it's no surprise that it won an Oscar for Best Cinematography. The bittersweet ending is one you won't forget. (First and only viewing - 11/9/2014)
(it) wrote: I am beginning to wonder if Hollywood is running out of ideas for movies, where they will just jump on anything, and make a movie about it. There are just way too many people in this movie, with way too many problems, that some of it just seems like and old man rambling about the past, who can't stay on one subject for more than five minutes. There are a lot of interesting charactors that do make the movie interesting, Such as the gay son and the mother who would rather not talk about his life. The smoker, who seems to be the only sane person in the movie. There is nice interaction between the sisters, while some charactors seemed un-necessary such as Olivia Newton John. Who seemed to be there all through the movie, just to throw in a song. But, the most fun and interesting, had to be the old drag queen in the mental hospital, and his shrink. I don't know, but, I think the actress who played the shrink was crazier than anyone in the movie...almost to the point of having a gay man have sex with her, just so she can prove a point. There was a lot of babbling in the movie that took up way too much time, and the whole gun toting drunken sisters, just distracted me, and confused me, as to what the creator of this movie had in mind by throwing that in. The final scenes of the movie were decent. But, I think a lot of the movie was just hard to follow. But, I was kind of glad that there was at least a happy ending for some. And, there was some decent acting, but as a whole...it was just weird. Like someone got ahold of someones diary, and passed it around to several people to create a story, only a lot was missing.