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      Paths of Glory

      Released Oct 25, 1957 1h 26m War Drama List
      96% Tomatometer 78 Reviews 95% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings During World War I, commanding officer General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) orders his subordinate, General Mireau (George Macready), to attack a German trench position, offering a promotion as an incentive. Though the mission is foolhardy to the point of suicide, Mireau commands his own subordinate, Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas), to plan the attack. When it ends in disaster, General Mireau demands the court-martial of three random soldiers in order to save face. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Paths of Glory is a transcendentally humane war movie from Stanley Kubrick, with impressive, protracted battle sequences and a knock-out ending.

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      Kevin Maher Times (UK) The director Stanley Kubrick and the producer-star Kirk Douglas anticipated the countercultural energy of the 1960s with this angry anti-war parable. Rated: 5/5 Mar 1, 2024 Full Review Anton Bitel Little White Lies ...the real enemy here is the French officer class who, from their opulently appointed chateau, use infantry as pawns in pursuit of personal promotion and in covering up of their own highly consequential failures. Feb 19, 2024 Full Review Kate Muir Times (UK) Those who are used to 2001: A Space Odyssey or A Clockwork Orange will initially find this black-and-white First World War drama starring Kirk Douglas rather traditional, until its radical content is revealed. Rated: 4/5 Jun 2, 2015 Full Review Dennis Harvey 48 Hills Paths of Glory was too sobering to be a popular success, but it established Kubrick as a leading director. Mar 12, 2024 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation A brisk and biting World War I anti-war film, a politicized combat movie that reset the standard for trench warfare movies. Rated: 4/4 Jun 22, 2023 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Arguably the greatest antiwar film ever made, Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory feels like a mule kick to the stomach no matter how many times one has seen it (in my case, too many to recall). Rated: 4/4 Sep 25, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      ssean p dont know why it took so long to see this film. gripped from the start, first battle and the artillery noise was horrendous and made the scene almost unbearable. through out the film the officers sidestepped responsibility and played the blame game...definitely one of the best war films ever made. can see why it was banned in france for a while.. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/16/23 Full Review K W Unmissable. Superb acting from everyone. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/04/23 Full Review Sarah T This movie exists to be agreed with. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/29/23 Full Review Dane W it kubrick. it can't go raw Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/23/23 Full Review Greg H Greatest WWI film of all time? Superior to All Quiet on the Western Front? Stanley Kubrick's first of many masterpieces for you to experience. When watching Paths of Glory it doesn't feel like a 1957 release but something newer, more sophisticated and ahead of other films made in the 1950's decade. The ground breaking camera work separates this film from its contemporaries. Kirk Douglas in what might be his best performance, leads his soldiers and we the viewers down a unbelievable path that's gut wrenching and heart breaking. Stanley Kubrick's mastery of the craft of filmmaking is on full display in this great movie. If you're unsure about the questions above then let me help you. Yes and Yes. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/26/23 Full Review Jens B Very good, very nice. My boyfriend fell asleep after approx. 20 mins. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 09/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Paths of Glory: Official Clip - The Execution Paths of Glory: Official Clip - The Execution 1:48 Paths of Glory: Official Clip - Your Men Died Very Well Paths of Glory: Official Clip - Your Men Died Very Well 2:16 Paths of Glory: Official Clip - Maintaining Discipline Paths of Glory: Official Clip - Maintaining Discipline 2:09 Paths of Glory: Official Clip - Closing Argument Paths of Glory: Official Clip - Closing Argument 1:59 Paths of Glory: Official Clip - They're Going to Kill Us Paths of Glory: Official Clip - They're Going to Kill Us 0:53 Paths of Glory: Official Clip - A Controversial Order Paths of Glory: Official Clip - A Controversial Order 2:18 Paths of Glory: Official Clip - The Faithful Hussar Paths of Glory: Official Clip - The Faithful Hussar 3:44 Paths of Glory: Official Clip - Charging the Ant Hill Paths of Glory: Official Clip - Charging the Ant Hill 2:36 Paths of Glory: Official Clip - A Stroll Through the Trenches Paths of Glory: Official Clip - A Stroll Through the Trenches 2:10 Paths of Glory: Official Clip - We'll Take the Ant Hill Paths of Glory: Official Clip - We'll Take the Ant Hill 2:10 View more videos
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      Synopsis During World War I, commanding officer General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) orders his subordinate, General Mireau (George Macready), to attack a German trench position, offering a promotion as an incentive. Though the mission is foolhardy to the point of suicide, Mireau commands his own subordinate, Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas), to plan the attack. When it ends in disaster, General Mireau demands the court-martial of three random soldiers in order to save face.
      Director
      Stanley Kubrick
      Producer
      Kirk Douglas, James B. Harris
      Screenwriter
      Humphrey Cobb, Stanley Kubrick, Calder Willingham, Jim Thompson
      Distributor
      United Artists, Criterion Collection, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.
      Production Co
      Bryna Productions
      Genre
      War, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 25, 1957, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2008
      Runtime
      1h 26m
      Sound Mix
      Mono, Stereo
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.37:1), 35mm
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