Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011) or The Movie That Doesn’t Deserve My Attention!

Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic “drop zones” and set up the top-secret navigation equipment needed to guide the main airborne assault on D-Day. Written by Charlie Armstrong (from IMdB)

Pathfinders:In the Company of Strangers is one of the very rare movies I had to stop watching after 15 minutes knowing that I would not give it a second try. No way! I was at first not sure whether I had a problem with my TV or BluRay Player or both or with my eyes even. Surely no one would shoot a movie like this, would they? Like this meaning cutting half of the head off in every single take, varying only as much as occasionally the left half was missing, in other instances the top, sometimes the bottom or the right half. What the heck? At other moments the whole picture was moving so weirdly that I started to assume the camera man was not entirely sober. The acting was painfully unconvincing from the first moment on as well. Amateur does not need to equal wooden doll who speaks as if reading the text while talking…

Reading the blurb, I’m sure I’m not the only one who did/would assume it could be an interesting movie. Well, it isn’t. It’s dodgy and badly filmed.

Here’s another “enthusiastic” take

The War Movie Buff


14 thoughts on “Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011) or The Movie That Doesn’t Deserve My Attention!

  1. TBM says:

    Yikes. Sounds like a horrible film!

    • I can really not recommend it. It’s a real dud.

    • Ged Mcqueen says:

      This is the worst film i have seen in years. Poor acting, script, lightingsound and the sets were awful. They could not even be bothered to find an accurate 40s house to pt in the film and instead tried to pass off a newly built home. Typical of the directors overall attitude to the film. Dire. If I so much as see the directors name on something again I will run a mile.

      • Thanks for your comment, it’s a bit of a relief to be honest, I don’t normally stop a movie after 15 minutes but all I had seen that far was so awful… Seems as if I hadn’t been proved wrong if I had kept on watching. Be assure, you will not be the only one runnig when seeing that directors name…

  2. warmoviebuff says:

    Sounds kind of like “Overlord” in quality. LOL Is it is as bad as Col. Blimp? Maybe it was supposed to be a comedy (like Blimp).

  3. Novroz says:

    I have seem the trailer once…but not really interested. I don’t have any intention in seeing it…and your review makes me don’t want to watch it even more.

  4. Paul Leigh says:

    It would be far better off making it into a documentary than this boring tedious bad acting low budget film. One weird thing about this movie was that most of the fighting was filmed at night with what it appeared to be under very bright lights. I can only give this film 1 out of 10. 1 is just for their efforts in this true story

  5. Paul Leigh says:

    I’m just curious has the director of this movie ever made another one? if so what’s the title and how was critic reviewed? If that was just it I can surely know why

  6. Jeff says:

    The movie truly sucked. Acting, lighting and the words/phrases didn’t match. The only thing I’m curious about is, who is Private Livingston. I’ve searched and found nothing yet.

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