In the final moments of the last World War, the only dream for one man was trying to get home to see his wife and child. 'World War II: The Long Road Home' is an epic achievement. Seen through the eyes of the director's Great Grandfather it follows his extraordinary journey across war torn Europe. Escaping from a prisoner of war camp, exhausted, hungry, constantly dodging bands of soldiers and fighting for every mile home. This extraordinary true story is one that will stay with you long after the film has finished.
David Aitchison, Matthew Wyn Davies, David Hasler, Elliott Hasler, Owen Oldroyd, Luigi Patti, Alice Rogers, Mike Skinner, Pete Walsh
- WWII: The Long Road Home review by JD
One of the worst movies I have seen in years. Could have been made by students for their final exam. Acting is so wooden and some of the cinematography and continuity is a joke.
I turned the dvd off after 10 minutes, it was so poor.
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One to avoid
- WWII: The Long Road Home review by Rw
How this film got a 4.2 rating is beyond belief.
One star only to submit review but to be frank I would not have given it any stars as it's that amateurishly bad.
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A Low-Key story of Integrity
- WWII: The Long Road Home review by AS
If you are looking for a dramatic action movie, this is not the film to see.
It's strength is in its accurate portrayal of the real horrors of war -- the long periods of stultifying boredom followed by heavy violence, the damage done by long periods of isolation and emotional separation etc. There is the ongoing contrast between the beauty of Nature contrasting with the destructive thoughts and actions of the war participants.
The low-key "hero" stays focused on getting home to his wife and child -- following his intuition rather than just making mental assumptions.