Days of Glory The Oscar-nominated World War II drama hits all the familiar plot points, right down to the Saving Private Ryan -like finale. What's new here, though,… Days of Glory The Oscar-nominated World War II drama hits all the familiar plot points, right down to the Saving Private Ryan -like finale. What's new here, though,…
Movie on DVD Review

Days of Glory (2007)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jun 12, 2007; DVD Release Date: Jun 12, 2007; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Drama, War; With: Jamel Debbouze and Samy Naceri; Distributor: The Weinstein Company

The Oscar-nominated World War II drama hits all the familiar plot points, right down to the Saving Private Ryan-like finale. What's new here, though, is the band of brothers: North African colonial soldiers who fought and died for France. Their complex love for the ''motherland'' and fortitude in the face of racism lifts Days of Glory above its war-movie conventions. EXTRAS Skip the making-of and watch director Rachid Bouchareb's haunting animated short The Colonial Friend, a near-wordless pencil sketch about a Senegalese soldier. B

Originally posted Jun 15, 2007 Published in issue #940 Jun 22, 2007 Order article reprints
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