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Miracle at St. Anna [DVD] [2008]

  • SKU: 9164281
  • Release Date: 02/10/2009
  • Rating: R

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    59% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 12)


    Miracle at St. Anna
    Spike Lee's World War II film Miracle at St. Anna begins in 1983 with Hector Negron, a veteran of that war, unexpectedly shooting a customer dead. Police discover that the suspect, a quiet postal worker, kept a statue head worth millions of dollars in his apartment. An eager young reporter (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) interviews Negron in his cell about the mysterious artifact. While serving in the all-minority 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division, Negron and three comrades managed to sneak deep into enemy territory in Italy. One of the men, Sam Train (Omar Benson Miller), picked the head up while they were serving in Florence and believes it brings him good luck. Negron (Laz Alonso), Train, and Bishop Cummings (Michael Ealy), along with their sergeant, Aubrey Stamps (Derek Luke), take refuge in the Italian village of St. Anna, harbored by locals who are resisting the Nazis -- who themselves surround the area. Train also protects an injured Italian boy he discovers while investigating a seemingly abandoned dwelling. Eventually, the soldiers make contact with their superiors, and are ordered to capture a German so that he may be interrogated about an upcoming attack. Lee adapted Miracle at St. Anna from a novel by James McBride, who also penned the screenplay. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Derek Luke
      Derek Luke - 2nd Staff Sergeant Aubrey Stamps
    • Michael Ealy
      Michael Ealy - Sergeant Bishop Cummings
    • Laz Alonso
      Laz Alonso - Corp. Hector Negron
    • Omar Benson Miller
      Omar Benson Miller - Private First Class Sam Train
    • Valentina Cervi
      Valentina Cervi - Renata

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    Rating 3.3 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Don't waste your money!


      This could've been a good movie had Spike Lee not done it. He's bad about screwing up his own movies. Just like in 25th Hour, he goes off on these almost angry racial tangents that are just pointlessly thrown into the film and deviate from the plot. Because of that, this movie drones on for an hour more than it should have. The plot bounces you in five different directions that have no connection, then it just ends, rather patheticly! This was a great book and would've made a great movie had someone else done it. If I were the author, I'd be pretty upset. Spike Lee's interpretation of this story is just silly and pointless. I DON'T recommend this terrible movie! I feel like I just wasted 2 hrs. and 45 min. of my life!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Worth seeing more than once!


      It was one of the most amazing movies I've ever seen. I have the original book by James McBride. With him as author and Spike Lee involved, what else could it be but great. Very realistic, a little hard to look at at times, but war is not easy to look at either. The scenery, the little boy, the main character!!!!!! I totally agree with the other reviewer, the ending was incredible. I cried and sobbed it was so very touching. I have been waiting since the day I saw the movie for it to come out on DVD and will buy one of the first copies. I talked about this movie to everyone and recommended that they see it. I'm sure no one will be disappointed. 5 is not a high enough rating. I would give it a 10!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Read the book!


      This movie would have been better if some one else did it. Spike Lee has a bad habit of going off on racial tangents that have nothing to do with the movie. It skips around too much, but keeps your interest just enough so you'll stick it out to see what happens, only to be let down at the end. Don't get me wrong, I like a couple of his movies, but this isn't one of them. My wife and I are movie buffs, and we both hated it. I say don't bother, there's plenty of other war movies out there much better than this.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Spkie Lee's Best! No Doubt!


      This has to be Mr Lee's best movie since Malcome X. It has everything a great movie should have in it, awsome plot, great directing, really good acting, it was funny, sadning, it was hard to watch at times and it really made me think. The war scenes are definately on par with Saving Private Ryan and Platoon. I was so moved by this movie that it took me almost to the extreme of every emotion, and the end of the movie is probably one of the best endings I've ever seen.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      wow bought reviews touche mr. lee


      i have to say this is one of the worst movies i have ever seen, i put it up their with house of a thousand corpses, man it was bad i could only stand to watch it for 50 grueling minutes before i realize i could be doing something better like cleaning out my gutters and i hate doing that

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Movie


      I was not bored for a second during this movie. The actors did amazing character work - the little boy was one of the best parts of the movie - and the cinematography was brilliant. This is, hands down, Spike Lee's best film. I would definitely recommend buying it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Spike Lee movie


      This was a very informative, and historical movie about the Buffalo Soldiers in Italy. My husband and I both thought it was a great sleeper movie!! I think it is an awesome movie that everyone should see.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      A waste of Time


      This is by far, the worst movie that I've almost seen in a very very long time. I feel ripped off having bought this poor excuse for a movie directed by useless Spike Lee. I turned if off way too late.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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