The Hill Think of this Sidney Lumet-directed drama as a British Cool Hand Luke . Sean Connery, mustached and tersely masculine, plays a WWII sergeant sentenced to… The Hill Think of this Sidney Lumet-directed drama as a British Cool Hand Luke . Sean Connery, mustached and tersely masculine, plays a WWII sergeant sentenced to…
Movie on DVD Review

The Hill (2007)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 05, 2007; DVD Release Date: Jun 05, 2007; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Drama; With: Sean Connery and Ossie Davis; Distributor: MGM

Think of this Sidney Lumet-directed drama as a British Cool Hand Luke. Sean Connery, mustached and tersely masculine, plays a WWII sergeant sentenced to a North African military stockade for striking another officer. There, the men (including Ossie Davis as a Jamaican soldier) are forced by sadistic superiors to climb the titular, man-made hill in the killing heat. Rebel-with-a-cause clichés are mostly averted by sturdy acting, Oswald Morris' vivid black-and-white cinematography, and a satisfyingly bleak conclusion in The Hills. EXTRAS A puffy making-of doc. B+

Originally posted Jun 08, 2007 Published in issue #939 Jun 15, 2007 Order article reprints