davesap250 nailed it. Having read all of the positive feedback I was hoping to be transported back 70 years for a realistic experience of the time and events. But the realism of the sets, equipment and battle scenes were compromised by the story line. Overall I was disappointed, which always seems to be the case when going to see a movie expecting much. We'll need to wait a little longer for a film that reaches the standard set by Saving Private Ryan or Das Boot. Surprisingly my wife, who generally abhors war movies and violence in film enjoyed it, as did her girlfriends. Amazing the effect a shirtless Brad Pitt can have.