SAINTS AND SOLDIERS is an action-packed story based on the horrifying historical event known as the "Malmedy Massacre." In December 1944, Hitler's army blitzkriegs through the Ardennes Forest into Belgium, creating the terrifying wintertime offensive known as the Battle of the Bulge. Corporal Nathan Greer and close-friend Sergeant Gordon Gunderson find themselves held captive with over one hundred other American soldiers in a snow-covered field. As panic and confusion ensues, the German soldiers open fire on the American prisoners. Greer, Gunderson and a handful of other soldiers are able to escape the massacre by hiding in the nearby woods. Without weapons or food, they take on the unforgiving winter as they try to find their way back to allied territory.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: While it draws heavily on war movie conventions, Saints and Soldiers has strong performances and a compelling central plot.
Thoughtful, engaging World War II movie has battle violence.