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|The Last Drop|
Actors: Laurence Fox, Louis Dempsey, Lucy Gaskell, Coral Beed, Andrew Howard
Director: Colin Teague
Genres: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Military & War
In a daring attempt to end wwii by christmas 25000 troops are dropped behind enemy lines in german occupied holland. In the midst of the largest airborne invasion in history one small unit of men codename matchbox has its ... more »
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Christoph Kelly | Auburn, WA. | 05/01/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is supposed to take place during Operation Market Garden in September 1944, when the Allies tried to get across the Rhine in a serious of three major air assaults. The lack of background to set up the story and cohesive plot make this story very hard to follow. The characters are not introduced in the traditional sense, so you struggle to follow along.
Billy Zane's role was a real mystery. He was a British glider pilot without an accent. Was he a Canadian? The Americans, led by Michael Madsen, are played as inept and follows the European template for how to portray Americans.
This movie tried to be a cross between Kelly's Heroes and Bridge Too Far. It failed."
What ever happened to good WWII movies?
Franco Maric | New York City | 05/16/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This reviewer has been watching WWII movies for over 40 years, and this movie is without a doubt the absolute WORST I have ever had the displeasure of watching! I don't know who Billy Zane and David Madsen owed favors to but I think it is safe to say that the favor has been returned in spades! This movie is so flawed that I don't know where to begin. It looks like it was filmed in about a day and a half. It is lacking in plot, storyline, continuity, etc. Even the slightest attempt at a believeable concept was not attempted. I doubt that even Speilberg could salvage such a piece of crap!"
vmzfla | Orlando, Fl. | 04/25/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This WWII action flick obviously made with a low budget shows promise at first. Using some crafty photography incorporated with a gritty opening battle scene, keeps the viewer on edge. The stage is set competently enough for a Dutch treasure heist.
About a half hour into the movie, silly dialogue and lousy acting
mar the whole plot. Michael Madsen's role as an American commander is so insignificant that there is no doubt that his career has gone south. This movie makes "Kelly's Heroes"(The ultimate WWII heist movie) seem like Oscar material.
Entertaining war flick but too many plot lines
T O'Brien | Chicago, Il United States | 06/06/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The Last Drop is an entertaining war film, but it could have been better with a more organized plot/storyline. During Operation Market Garden, another operation of British commandos, "Matchbox", is dropped behind enemy lines with hopes of obtaining a warehouse full of Nazi treasure, gold and famous paintings. At the same time, a trio of rogue German soldiers is on their way to claim the treasure for their own. This movie had potential, and I did enjoy it, but there are just too many storylines to keep up with. Along with the British and German soldiers, there's an inept American general with his troops, resistance fighters, a revenge plot line, and several more. However, the movie isn't all bad. The action scenes are pretty well done, and when the story focuses on the two main plots, the British and Germans, it's an entertaining movie.
Billy Zane plays Oates, the Canadian pilot of the glider carrying the British troops. When the glider goes down, Oates tags along with them. Zane is good, but his character has a Canadian accent that goes in and out. Michael Madsen makes a brief appearance as General Colt, an American general who wants the treasure for himself. His scenes, which are few and far between, are pretty painful to watch. Karl Roden and Alexander Skarsgard play Beck and Voller, two of the rogue German soldiers seeking the gold. The rest of the British commandos include Tommy Flanagan in a good part, Sean Pertwee, Rafe Spall, Neil Newbon, and Nick Moran. The DVD has widescreen presentation, a Last Drop trailer, and trailers from three other movies. Overall, this movie had potential, but it seems like the director couldn't decide what story lines to focus on. So to be safe, it might be a good bet to rent it first before you buy it."