The Sea Wolves


War films

User ratings:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>4</span>/5
Rate this

Time Out says

The Sea Wolves answers the pressing problem of how to repay the debt we owe to all those superannuated English stiff-upper-lippers now that all the major war campaigns have been filmed. Solution: dredge up some creaking piece of now-it-can-be-told war marginalia about a retired Territorial regiment of polo-playing boozers (The Calcutta Light Horse!) who bid goodbye to the memsahib for a fortnight and blow up some Jerry ships in Goa harbour. McLaglen previously demonstrated a certain competence with physical action in The Wild Geese, but here it's a very pedestrian hour-and-three-quarters before the final crunch - a risible affair with geriatric schoolboys wheezing about, getting hernias. Peck and Niven shamble amiably through the dross as if it were a Navaronian old boys reunion (class of '44), and Roger Moore finds new ways of smirking in a dinner jacket. As a genre - the arterio-sclerotic war movie - it'll never catch on. CPea.


Add +

Release details

UK release:



122 mins

Users say

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>0</span>/5

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:0
  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
1 person listening

A highly enjoyable film that will last for a looooong time, yes it is a bit smarmy, and some of the action is a bit "village hall stuff", but never the less, a good watch. IF you only have the saturday night dross to contend with, get a few beers, a takeaway, feet up and enjoy a voyage across the Pacific with "the boys". Great stuff !!