Zulu

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Action and adventure

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A film which comes with two heavy strikes against it: it was made during the '60s boom for epic adventures in exotic climes (which now look like a breed of cinematic dinosaur), and it recounts one of those heroic tales of the thin red line holding out against hordes of fuzzy-wuzzies that endlessly fuelled Boy's Own. In fact, Zulu is a fairly tough-minded and interesting account of a company of Welsh soldiers doing their bit for somebody else's Queen and Country in an alien land (the script was co-written by the chronicler of the Highland Troubles, John Prebble), and is a more honest account of imperialism than the belated follow-up, Zulu Dawn, supposedly telling the Zulus' side of things. In his first starring role, Cockney wide boy Caine actually assumes an upper crust, but is finally one-upped by Baker's officer of Engineers.
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1963

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135 mins

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Chris Jackson

its always been a magnificent film since i saw it in the pictures as a young boy. spectacular cinematography and yes, technically inaccurate but how many of you would have stood like those men did ? not many i doubt these days !. usual adverse comments above from the usual ignorant anti-British brigade whose disrespectful of our Army and clearly ignorant of our history.

Chris Jackson

its always been a magnificent film since i saw it in the pictures as a young boy. spectacular cinematography and yes, technically inaccurate but how many of you would have stood like those men did ? not many i doubt these days !. usual adverse comments above from the usual ignorant anti-British brigade whose disrespectful of our Army and clearly ignorant of our history.

Jamie Knight

I do hope that your career as a film critic is over, for if it is not, there really is no justice in the world. A fantastic film depicting a very real part of history.

Jamie Knight

I do hope that your career as a film critic is over, for if it is not, there really is no justice in the world. A fantastic film depicting a very real part of history.

Jon

Someone else's Queen and country? What are you talking about? There is no Queen of England (I'm guessing that's what you're confused about), and there hasn't been one since 1706. Wales, like England, is a part of the United Kingdom, a union of four countries also including Scotland and Northern Ireland. If you honestly can't grasp a fundamental basic like the difference between England and the UK, why should anyone listen what you have to say?

Jon

Someone else's Queen and country? What are you talking about? There is no Queen of England (I'm guessing that's what you're confused about), and there hasn't been one since 1706. Wales, like England, is a part of the United Kingdom, a union of four countries also including Scotland and Northern Ireland. If you honestly can't grasp a fundamental basic like the difference between England and the UK, why should anyone listen what you have to say?

sergentcolon

They were South Wales Borderers, try going to the regimental museum in Brecon and looking at quite a few of the Victoria crosses and other artifacts from the battle. This is one of my favourite films which may have some innacuracies but is still magnificent.

sergentcolon

They were South Wales Borderers, try going to the regimental museum in Brecon and looking at quite a few of the Victoria crosses and other artifacts from the battle. This is one of my favourite films which may have some innacuracies but is still magnificent.

Selavy

Another brain dead critic who thinks films are historically accurate. The army was composed mainly of Englishmen. The film innacurately portrays them as the Welsh Borderers, in fact they were the 2nd Warwickshire that were base in Wales. Zulu Dawn was about the battle of Isandlwana. Seriously, if you are unable to do 2 minutes research then give up reviewing films based on history. That said the film is damn good. A must see.

Selavy

Another brain dead critic who thinks films are historically accurate. The army was composed mainly of Englishmen. The film innacurately portrays them as the Welsh Borderers, in fact they were the 2nd Warwickshire that were base in Wales. Zulu Dawn was about the battle of Isandlwana. Seriously, if you are unable to do 2 minutes research then give up reviewing films based on history. That said the film is damn good. A must see.