#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Christmas, 1983. A New York postal clerk, a Buffalo Soldier in Italy in World War II, shoots a stranger. In his apartment, police find a valuable Italian marble head, missing since the war. Flashbacks tell the story of four Black soldiers who cross Tuscany’s Serchio River, dodging German and friendly fire. With a shell-shocked boy in tow, they reach the village of Colognora. Orders via radio tell them to capture a German soldier for questioning about a counteroffensive. In the village, a beautiful woman, partisans that include a traitor and a local legend, the boy, and the story of a recent massacre connect to the postal worker’s anguish forty years later. And the miracle?
Plot: Miracle at St. Anna chronicles the story of four American soldiers who are members of the all-black 92nd “Buffalo Soldier” Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II.
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Miracle at St. Anna fails to meet my lofty expectations
I attended the world premier of Miracle at St. Anna at Toronto International Film Festival. Unfortunately as much as I respect Spike Lee as a filmmaker I thought the movie was a bit dull and kind of boring. At 166 minutes I found that the movie was overlong and dragged too much. I became restless after awhile as the movie progressed. The story didn’t seem to go anywhere, was uninteresting and I had trouble connecting with it. It was hard to follow at times as well. The movie jumped all over the place at several points to different years in the history of the characters. I found this to be jarring and irritating. Spike Lee should have taken more time to edit his film because each of the scenes went longer than they should have. It’s not the worst movie I have ever seen although it could have been better. My expectations were high. I came away somewhat disappointed.
Maybe not the best war film ever made but still worth watching.
Biggest comment about this movie was that the tone was much darker than I anticipated based on the trailers I saw. However, it was still fascinating and well-done. People talk about it being long but I didn’t realize it was almost 3 hours until I walked out and didn’t feel like I’d been in the theater that long. I liked that it felt very authentic and was not dumbed-down to please American audiences, referring specifically to that fact that much of the dialogue was in Italian or German. There were a lot of subplots that didn’t come together until near the end and that made the film intriguing and sometimes suspenseful. I thought it was interesting how religion seemed to connect strangers on both sides of the conflict. The one major problem was I didn’t understand was why the Italian girl slept with Bishop when earlier she seemed really annoyed with him and enamored with Stamps. Moreover, this love triangle seemed to distract from the plot without adding substance. The scene at the soda shop was maybe a little superfluous too and I was expecting Gordon-Levitt to be a larger player. Overall, though, this is a powerful, fascinating film.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 40 min (160 min)
Genre Action, Drama, War
Director Spike Lee
Writer James McBride (screenplay), James McBride (novel)
Actors Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller
Country USA, Italy
Awards 1 win & 10 nominations.
Production Company 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Rai Cinema
Sound Mix SDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Lenses, Arricam ST, Zeiss Lenses, Arriflex 416, Zeiss Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 4,426 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 16 mm (Kodak), 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 16 (source format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)