In the summer of 2014, Bernard Jordan (Michael Caine) made global headlines. He had staged a “great escape” from his care home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating his fallen comrades at the D-Day Landings 70th anniversary. It was a story that captured the imagination of the world as Bernie embodied the defiant, “can-do” spirit of a generation that was fast disappearing.
Starring the late Glenda Jackson in her last ever role, The Great Escaper is a touching, heart-warming box office smash that’s fully deserving of it’s glowing reviews.
“Glenda Jackson is utterly transfixing in her final film”
The Telegraph ★★★★
“moving and surprisingly nuanced drama”
Empire Magazine ★★★★
The Daily Mail ★★★★
“a wonderful last hurrah for Jackson”
The Guardian ★★★★