Age of Heroes

May 20th, 2011


Age of Heroes

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The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 5.5/10 (3,417 voted)

Director: Adrian Vitoria

Stars: Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Aksel Hennie

Based on the real-life events of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando during World War II - the inspiration for the SAS - this is a story which takes our heroes from the edge of defeat on the beaches of Dunkirk to the mountains of Norway on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines that, if successful, could change the course of the war.

Writers: Adrian Vitoria, Ed Scates

Sean Bean - Maj. Jack Jones
Danny Dyer - Cpl. Bob Rains
Aksel Hennie - Lt. Steinar Mortensen
Izabella Miko - Jensen
James D'Arcy - Lt. Cdr. Ian Fleming
William Houston - Sgt. MacKenzie
John Dagleish - Flt. Sgt. Roger Rollright
Stephen Walters - Cpl. Syd Brightling
Guy Burnet - Riley
Ewan Ross - Gable
Eric Madsen - Teichman (as Jan Erik Madsen)
Lee Jerrum - Dobson
Rosie Fellner - Sophie Holbrook
Tony Hood - Sergeant Gray
Jay Simpson - RMP Company Sergeant Major

Release Date: 20 May 2011

Filming Locations: Ålgård, Rogaland, Norway

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

In the Scotland training scene, Mac, the instructor says "..and for those of you who don't know me, you're in for a big f***in' surprise." and " let's try for our first heart attack, shall we?" These lines are almost identical to those spoken by RSM Sandy Young (Jack Watson) in The Wild Geese.

Continuity: After Rains is pushed from the platoon and is confronted by RMP Company Sergeant Major the collar of his shirt is lifted a bit on the back. In the next scene the collar is tidy.

User Review

Entertaining, but rough around the edges

Rating: 7/10

It's a solid action flick for sure - nothing terribly new, but it does good work with the WW2 formula that other war flicks have used before.

There is no one flaw I can point to in this film as my reason for giving it a 7, but quite honestly, the thought that stayed in my mind as I watched it was that this film while good, had the potential to be great.

It falls short. The acting and character development is intriguing, but lacks the depth of characters in films like Inglorious Basterds.

It has a fun story, but a little more detail could have may the commando training subplot as well as the rest of the movie so much more.

The beginning is great, but leaves many scenes to the imagination of the viewer. You almost have to wonder if the film was gutted in order to shorten the running time to its fairly short hour and a half.

Like I said, it's good - but it could have been great.


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