Time Out says
Gross plays the handsome, rebellious and coolly pessimistic Major Dunn, wounded in battle and shipped back to his hometown of Calgary, where he regales budding troops with horror stories from the front. He falls in love with a German-born nursemaid, and takes a shine to her asthmatic brother, who is keen to fight in order to earn the respect of his girlfriend’s father. The big battle is rendered in revolting detail for the film’s finale – including barbed-wire crucifixion and latex gore. As a director, Gross paints in big, emotive strokes, and though his dialogue often feels too tied to historical fact, this old-fashioned, patriotic war movie has its heart in the right place.
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