USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage [Blu-ray] [2016]

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  • Release Date: 01/24/2017
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (224 out of 251)

Special Features


  • "The making of USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage" featurette

Synopsis


USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
Historical drama about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis by Japanese forces in World War II, and the travails endured by the few survivors both while adrift in the Philippine Sea and during the eventual scapegoating and court-martial of Captain Charles B. McVay III (Nicolas Cage). ~ Violet LeVoit, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Nicolas Cage
    Nicolas Cage - Captain McVay
  • Tom Sizemore
    Tom Sizemore - McWhorter
  • Thomas Jane
    Thomas Jane - Lt. Adrian Marks
  • James Remar
    James Remar - Admiral Parnell
  • Matt Lanter
    Matt Lanter - Bama



Overall customer rating

4.2
90%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A story too long in telling

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    RenaissanceMan
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    My Dad was on the Doyle when it was called to rescue the Indiannapolis survivors and, while familiar with the historical version of what happened, the movie drives home the anguish and the suffering of the survivors. And, if you paid attention to Jaws, you had an inclining of what happened when you listen to Quint tell the tale. But, I though the production values could have been better and they probably should have spent a little more adding to the cast so that you could be presented with the hundreds of sailors left in the water after the sinking. Without the additional extras, you couldn't grasp the enormity of how many were lost. Also, I'm not sure Nick Cage was the best choice to play the captain, but he did an adequate job. Despite some of those production shortcomings, it's a worthwhile film to view to drive home the sacrifices and the trauma of World War II.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    It's just barely OK

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    golferdad46
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    It's barely watchable. The story line is thin, the acting is even thinner. What the heck is wrong with Nicolas Cage. I could tell his heart just wasn't in this one. He clearly did this one for the paycheck. The special effects were just horrible. I realize this is a budget film, or at least that's the way it appeared to me, but c'mon man. There were better special effects in movies from 15 years ago. The extreme lack of quality special effects just ruined it for me. This along with the acting..........blah!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sobering

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    Rocky
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    The chief complaints I read about this film, is it wasn't "action packed" or "a feel good war story". Being a Marine and a history fan... war is NOT "feel good". Now, ever since I saw JAWS, I was captivated by Robert Shaw giving his speech about the Indianapolis... and how the sharks took half the crew. This film takes the account from JAWS and puts it on full display. The Indianapolis is a story about survival and what the cost of war is. Fully recommend to any war/historical fans. If you're looking to be entertained... this film is NOT for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The book was better

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    johndoe7
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    I read the story of the USS Indianapolis in high school after watching JAWS throughout my childhood. Of course the movie only had so much time to tell a massive story so I can't fault the film makers for that. The movie itself is very well done. The actors were believable in their fear of the sharks. The movie even added some moments of levity here and there so you weren't on edge the whole time. Excellent feel of brotherhood and unity among the men. I would recommend this to a fan of war films and history. Wouldn't if it were more than 10 bucks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    war movie

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    michael10
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    nicholas cage as captain of the U.S.S Indianapolis is one of the best war movies i have ever watched i have seen most of them the bravery of these navy sailers in the face of horrible tragedy is a credit to the navy & all the armed forces of the U.S But what happened to the captain afterwards in washington disturbed me greatly he was a true hero and president clinton exonerating him in 1998 was the least they should have done i would have given him and many of his crew the congressional medal of honor

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok Movie, Nick Cage wasnt a good choice in this

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    formulas7002
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    Being a WWII Naval history buff, and knowing the actual history of the USS Indianapolis Nick Cage was not the best choice to play Captain MacVay. They were barely accurate in their portrayal of the incident. They totally left out the real villain, the dope who didn't report the ship missing...who was the former skipper of the Squalus...Navy didn't want him to have the black eye, so they sacrificed MacVay. The movie was ok otherwise, glad I didn't spend the bucks at the theatre on it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Tragic Tale of Great Significance

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    Tony
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    I may be biased as to my rating of this film. I read about the fate of the crew of the USS INDIANAPOLIS about 10years ago in a magazine. The article focused on the ordeal of the sailors in the shark infested waters of the Philippine Sea. Upon watching this film, however, I learned a great deal more about the mission of this ship and its crew that eventually turned the tide of the second world war.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movies!

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    bruman55
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    I am disappointed that you keep downsizing the DVD department. Some people, mostly around my age, would like to have DVD's instead of a "digital" copy of a movie. I don't want to watch movies on my phone or my computer. That is why I purchased a big screen tv with surround sound! Please do not do away with this department. There are really no other stores that have a good selection that you can walk in and look at to purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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