The box-office figures suggest that most of us preferred to spend that day grilling wieners (although given the movie's limited release, it's not faring too badly). But if you're looking for a weekend movie that's heart-stoppingly suspenseful and inspiring, as well as brainy, funny, and strange, seek out Rescue Dawn. Though at times the film wears the camouflage of a conventional war movie, it's neither patriotic nor anti-patriotic. Instead, it's a celebration of its hero's life force, an awestruck hymn to pure survival.Sadly, the movie isn't playing in this town. I like this town for a lot of reasons, but a cornucopia of cultural opportunities is not one of them.
Read the article (titled "Go See Rescue Dawn") here.