Path to War (2002) - Biography, Drama, War

Hohum Score

16

Watchable

In the mid 1960s, President Lyndon B. Johnson (Sir Michael Gambon) and his foreign-policy team debate the decision to withdraw from or escalate the war in Vietnam.

IMDB: 7.3
Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Michael Gambon, Donald Sutherland
Length: 165 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 3 out of 36 found boring (8.33%)

One-line Reviews (19)

a timely film worth watching especially in our current world situation.

It's a fascinating study of an entire nation; one that carefully avoids the unfortunate stereotype of Johnson as a warmonger, and instead depicts him as desperate to find a way out of this mess; one that just as carefully notes that Johnson didn't create this mess - he inherited it from Kennedy.

Excellent and truly compelling...

It really is fascinating movie, well worth watching.

As Yogi Berra might say, our slow and unending fall into the quicksand that is Iraq is "déjà vu all over again.

I suspect to those born later it might seem somewhat like a 'boring' history lesson unless that moment in history bears any particular fascination.

"Path To War" is a fascinating, mesmerizing movie with a terrific script, a great director, and marvelous acting all around.

It's hard to rate this movie - the political background of a war is really fascinating material, in that aspect the movie delivers.

PATH TO WAR is a sharp interpretation of a tragically fascinating era.

An Unexpected Treat .

It isn't "exciting" in the sense that you'd be on the edge of your seat, but it's gripping and holds your attention well enough.

it is well worth watching .

Interesting, but slow .

It is in its own way, however, just as gripping.

Intriguing idea, like its attempt of resurrecting from the dust of last century the climate which generated Johnson's Great Society political project...

The realization of this fact, a footnote after three hours of this film.

Slow Spiral Of A Nation Into War .

Inevitably, characters come and go, and the story itself is complicated enough to be occasionally confusing.

This film was authentic and entertaining at the same time!