Paths of Glory (1957)


After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them. (IMDb)
A solid, if unspectacular war piece, well-acted (Douglas especially) and efficiently told: What seems at first like it will be an underdog battle epic takes a sinister turn with the general’s first long walk through the trenches and only gets more horrifying from there: Unjust political structures of the army are uncovered in two strikingly contrasting settings through chilling conversations on both ends of the hierarchy that climax with a gut-punch ending and a thought-provoking epilogue.
7.5/10 (Really Good)


  1. OW! That rating hurts my heart man haha. This is such a fantastic film mate! ARGH I demand you to see it again! Just kidding around tho’ as I know films stay subjective. Just wanted to say that i’ve been following you for quite some time and I love your commitment to see so many random films. Hats off and keep up the great work!

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    1. hey dani, first off, thanks so much for the kind words and for being a longtime reader! means a lot, and encourages me to keep going! i only started seriously watching movies 2 or 3 years ago so i feel like i’ve got a lot (see: endless amount) of films to catch up on-ergo the random nature of my selections!

      as for paths of glory.. i’m sorry to hurt you! haha. i did really like the film, it just didn’t blow me away if you know what i mean. it might just be one of those films that gets better with a second viewing 😉

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