Paths of Glory

1957

Action / Drama / War

75
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 96% · 78 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 95% · 25K ratings
IMDb Rating 8.4/10 10 213846 213.8K

Top cast

Kirk Douglas as Col. Dax
Richard Anderson as Maj. Saint-Auban
Wayne Morris as Lt. Roget
Ralph Meeker as Cpl. Philippe Paris
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU 2160p.BLU.x265
551.57 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 28 min
Seeds 19
1.39 GB
1776*1072
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 28 min
Seeds 100+
3.92 GB
3600*2160
English 5.1
NR
24 fps
1 hr 27 min
Seeds 12

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Xstal 8 / 10

War, What is it Good For...

You've been posted to the front, to serve your country in the war, now they want you to go over, and face the enemy once more, only problem that you have, is you know it's certain death, there'll be no gains made here today, but there'll be, almighty mess.

As powerful a film as ever existed against those who pursue war as a solution, painting a portrait of the incompetence of command and the futility of armed conflict, as French soldiers on the front during WW1 discover the penalty for disobedience, the consequence of insubordination and that everyone is accountable, and that nothing's fair, there is no love in war.

Top performances all round, especially from Kirk Douglas, and a director that went on to make his mark quite significantly in the world of film.

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Reviewed by MartinHafer 10 / 10

A marvelous film about the STUPIDIST war in history with a dynamic performance by Douglas

This is a wonderful film and for those who are looking to see a Stanley Kubrick film that the average person can relate to, this is a great initiation to the director's work. Some of his films are a bit hard to understand or frankly make my head hurt (2001 is a great example), but this one is much more straight-forward and conventional than most of his other films while still being a great film.

The movie is based on a real incident in WWI. When a squad of French soldiers were ordered "over the top" (i.e., to crawl out of the trenches and charge across the battlefield while being shot down like dogs--the standard way of fighting on the Western Front), the men were so sick of the pointless fighting that they refused. As a result, the officers (who are shown sitting many miles behind the lines sipping sherry and living a life of opulence) order that some soldiers randomly be taken out of the group to be executed as an example to the others! The complete unfairness of the punishment, the futility of the war and the fact that the leaders were a group of soul-less fiends were the focus of this intensely interesting film.

The lead was played by Kirk Douglas. His job was to defend these poor men, but it soon becomes obvious that the trial is a show trial--the men are doomed from the outset. In some films, Douglas' style of acting is not very appropriate, but his bigger than life acting style and the way he ultimately explodes at his superiors is a wonderful addition to the film. He single-handedly acts like the conscience of the nation--something that was clearly lacking. A wonderful and intense performance on his part--perhaps only surpassed by his lead in the film LUST FOR LIFE.

This is a wonderful film about this war--a wonderful film to be seen along with ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT. Any true fan of film should see this movie.

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