97. Catch-22 (1970)

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7.9 Interesting but confusing
  • Acting 8.0
  • Directing 8.0
  • Story 7.7
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Starring: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin

Director: Mike Nichols

Running Time: 122 mins


Catch-22 is an American film about a US soldier who tries to convince his army generals that he is crazy, so that he can stop going on dangerous bombing missions in the Italian Campaign during World War II.

Well, at least I know where the saying comes from, and it’s actually quite an interesting concept, as was this film. Also, this film is in fact a dark comedy, which took me a while to figure out, but it is interesting how it comments on the military’s incompetence during war.

The film was pretty confusing, with numerous repeating shots that took too long to understand in my opinion, and I only got some parts of the story half an hour later than I was meant to, meaning that I missed out on some important details that could have made it even more intriguing.

Also, the film was quite dull throughout, and very disjointed, but it was overall a very interesting and entertaining concept that it put forward, so that’s why I’ll give it a 7.9.

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