Zulu

Zulu

DVD - 1998
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A handful of British engineers entrench themselves in an isolated outpost called Rorke's Drift and prepare to face a series of vicious assaults by more than 4,000 Zulu warriors.

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Calvacade
Oct 07, 2017

Great war movie starring Michael Caine. Interesting note - the regiment in the film were Welsh, and that they sang Welsh songs to keep morale alive.

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VonHafenstaaad
Jun 23, 2017

This amazing film is devastatingly accurate in its depiction of the Rorke's Drift action, and is superbly directed by Cy Endfield, whose battle scenes are some of the most terrifying ever committed to film.

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Dave99_0
Jun 19, 2017

A clash of cultures (Zulu, British and Boer) leads to 4,000 Zulu tribesmen attempting to overrun a small garrison of 100 British soldiers in 1879 in Natal Colony (now South Africa).
Death by spear at close quarters tests a man's bravery. They don't make films like this anymore. I would rate "Zulu" at 4.0 stars.

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TheeAvebury
Apr 13, 2016

Zulu is one of the greatest historical action movies ever made, and one of the great war movies. It is based on what historian Michael Glover terms " the most highly decorated battle in British history ", the defense of Rorke's Drift during the Zulu War of 1879. Eleven of the defender's received Britain's highest award for valor, the Victoria Cross. The movie is a landmark in the art of cinema for its extraordinary combination of location, cross-cultural engagement, a real story, good script, fine cast, and a great production team.

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1_critic
Apr 13, 2016

There is nothing "heroic" about the British invading numerous African territories and slaughtering the indigenous people who are only trying to save their land and their culture!

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akirakato
Apr 09, 2016

This is a 1964 epic war docu-drama directed by Cy Endfield.
It depicts the Battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and the Zulus in January 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War.
One hundred and fifty British soldiers, many of whom were sick and wounded patients in a field hospital, successfully held off a force of 4,000 Zulu warriors.
Although actual participants of the battle are named characters in the film, they bear little resemblance to historical accuracy.
The most controversial portrayal is the one of Private Hook who is depicted as a thief and malingerer.
The real Hook was a model soldier and teetotaller.
His elderly daughters were so disgusted with the Zulu character, they walked out of the London premiere in 1964.
In any case, it is an epic semi-documentary that, despite showing the British bravery, depicts the pity and vain of a bloody war.

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JackPurcell
Mar 06, 2015

A well done portrayal of Roark's Drift well worth watching. The final scene is probably the best depiction of well armed organized military confronting primitive tribesmen and slaughtering them while coming away unscathed. A synopsis of modern wars whenever possible.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1csr0dxalpI

aaa5756 Jan 19, 2014

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box.

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toniob
Jan 04, 2014

A well-directed and fairly accurate portrayal of the battle at Roark’s Drift, with some poetic license. The opening segment is somewhat slow, but quickly increases in pace with the battle. The later outcome for many of recipients of the Victoria Cross was not so positive. Well worth watching. Five out of five stars.

peteman125 Apr 14, 2013

Superb depiction of the battle of Rorke's Drift in 1879. The battle takes up about two thirds of the film and is extremely well staged. If you are a fan of military and war films, don't miss this one. Peter Jackson cited "Zulu" as a major influence on the battle scenes in "The Two Towers".

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"It's, er, jolly deadly, old boy."

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May 24, 2011

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Orion420 Oct 07, 2011

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May 24, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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