When a ship of Americans and Britons is sunk by a missle from a German U-Boat during WWII, the survivors must cope with the elements - and each other.
© 2002 Regency Entertainment (USA), Inc. in the U.S. © 2002 Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l. in all other territories.
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While I really like the idea of Lifeboat, it isnt exactly all that rewarding of a film. One set films is something that Hitchcock later mastered with Rope, but this suffers from just being one long conversation about the lives of people during the war. While it has its moments and certainly isnt a terrible film, it just suffers from being a little too mediocre and not having the desired suspense element. The characters are often one noted and sadly forgettable, much like the performances that accompany them.
- ythelastman89, Thursday, April 29, 2010
Strongly anti-German, specifically anti-Nazi, rendition of John Steinbeck's novel. Hitchcock's commendable contribution to the allied effort of WWII may seem a bit racist when viewed with 21st century eyes but one has to keep in mind that public sentiment was understandably less empathetic in 1944. This one is definitely NOT politically correct so, depending on your point of view, you can either credit Hitchcock or blame Hitler.
- flixsterman, Sunday, August 23, 2009