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The Great Escape

1963 - ENGLISH - MOVIE

AdventureDramaHistoryThrillerWar

  • Jini Score
    93%
  • Critics Score
    72%
  • Rating
    8.2/10
  • Box Office
    $ 11 Million
  • Jini Score
    93%
  • Critics Score
    72%
  • Rating
    8.2/10
  • Box Office
    $ 11 Million
The Great Escape is a 1963 American English-language Adventure Drama movie starring Steve Mcqueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence and Arthur Atkinson. The movie is inspired from The Great Escape by Paul Brickhill. The Mirisch Company was the production house involved in the project along with executive producer(s) John Sturges. The movie is directed by John Sturges. United Artists acquired the distribution rights for the motion picture. The Great Escape was released on 4th July 1963 in English,German and French languages and takes a screen time of 172 minutes. and it received positive reviews from critics when it was released and became successful at box office. The Great Escape was made on a budget of $3 million and it was a super hit at box office gross of $11 million. The screenplay for the movie was written by James Clavell and W. R. Burnett. Cinematography was done by Daniel L. Fapp and editing by Ferris Webster. The music was composed by Elmer Bernstein.

The Great Escape Reviews and Ratings

Average Review Rating : 4.5/5

90%

Positive Review Rating : 83%

83%
  • Sover

    The title also suits the films ultimate aim to be a great escape film. ( Read More )
  • Combust Ible Celluloid

    Theyre both so epic in scope and so high minded in spirit that they cant be just a waste of time, can they The Great Escape is a good, solid action picture, despite its enormous length and lofty in... ( Read More )
  • Tv Guide

    Expertly directed and written with an infectious undercurrent of wry humor. ( Read More )
  • Chicago Reader

    It doesnt matter how the protagonists arrive in their circumstances, what motivates them to get the hell out of them, or even if the characters arent human (see Chicken Run), Im hooked. ( Read More )
  • Ny Times

    And nobodys going to induce me, with shameless Hollywood cliffhanging tricks designed to stretch the tension until you holler and with a thumping Elmer Bernstein musical score, to surrender my reas... ( Read More )
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Awards for The Great Escape
  • Academy Awards, USA
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Golden Globes, USA
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)
    0 WON
    4 NOMINATIONS
  • Laurel Awards
    0 WON
    3 NOMINATIONS
  • Moscow International Film Festival
    1 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Writers Guild of America, USA
    0 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • DVD Exclusive Awards
    0 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • GoldSpirit Awards
    0 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • National Board of Review, USA
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS