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SINAI COMMANDOS: A STORY OF THE SIX DAY WAR (1968) ½ *

 

In 1967, Israel claimed it’s independence by fighting off it’s Arabic neighbors in a six day military siege.  This tedious war movie is all about the team of crack Israeli commandos (led by Robert Fuller) who were sent behind enemy lines for a sneak attack that started the war for independence. 

 

It’s funny because the movie is only 95 minutes long but I’ll be damned if it didn’t feel longer than the actual war itself. 

 

The action was extremely weak (lots of stock footage is used) and the “dramatic” portions of the film were thoroughly coma inducing, but I DID like the scene where Fuller’s wife cornered him and forced him to impregnate her… or else.  If the action sequences in this flick were nearly as entertaining as that one scene, Sinai Commandos could’ve been a lot of fun.  Despite that one fun, goofy bit of business, the rest of the movie is boring beyond belief. 

 

Because of the subject matter, the flick will be of interest to some history buffs out there.  I mean having a war movie about Jews vs. Arabs as opposed to say, Americans vs. Germans is novel to say the least, but that novelty quickly wears out it’s welcome thanks to the stagnant pacing and the non-existent action. 

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