When it comes to World War II movies, you may never have seen one like this before -- if only because it's like three different movies at the same time.
Scott FoundasL.A. Weekly
The Great Raid cries out for the kind of B-movie industriousness that Dahl brought to his early, low-budget films noirs (Kill Me Again, Red Rock West and The Last Seduction), but instead it has dreams of sugarplum Oscars dancing in its head, and never stops mistaking spectacle for the truly spectacular.
Desson ThomsonWashington Post
This is a movie for people more interested in the subject matter than its dramatic presentation.
This overlong march will bore all but the most nobly patriotic.
Mark HolcombVillage Voice
The Great Raid is ultimately scotched by History Channel–worthy nostalgia.
Scott BrownEntertainment Weekly
The main problem? Raid lacks a center. It's an exhausted sprawl with multiple story foci, none of them terribly compelling.