Been waiting to see this one for awhile, it had a strong trailer, but I didn't expect to like it this much! Christian Bale owns this movie, he truly is one of the best actors working today! What he would have gone through to make this movie, sheesh I don't even want to know. He slims right down yet again! Basically this tells the true story of Dieter Dengler, he always dreamed of being a pilot, and during a top secret mission his plane gets shot down over Vietnam and is captured and tortured. He meets up with others who have been captured as well, and they plan an escape. Christian Bale isn't the only amazing one in this film, Steve Zahn is simply unreal! The man can act! He is unrecognisable here! Simply an amazing performance, some of his scenes with Christian Bale later in the film are truly moving. Jeremy Davies who really slimmed down for this is also really good, he even scared me at times. I don't usually like these types of movies, but this was something else! The acting was excellent, the direction by Werner Herzog was excellent, everything was excellent! I can't see everyone liking this, but if you are a Bale fan, check it out.