Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory

By Stanley Kubrick

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1958-01-25
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 27min
  • Director: Stanley Kubrick
  • Production Company: Bryna Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America, United Kingdom
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 2,739 Ratings


This powerful, fact-based absurdity-of-war film stars Kirk Douglas as a commanding officer who defends three scapegoats on trial for a failed offensive that occurred within the French Army in 1916.




  • So what...

    By Furutan1
    This film is often slow and plodding, with the most memorable aspect being the total lack of sound damping in one of the most echo-ey marble rooms in movie history (making it very difficult to make out what is being said.) Douglas may have thought this film would be eternal, but I'd rather forget I watched it. Kubrick did some great stuff and he made some genuine duds. This is not one of the good ones.
  • Path of Glory

    By Sam from El Paso, Texas
    What does "ratio" of movie mean Mburgh? Audience and Reviewers - Please explain terms and rational . I haven't seen movie yet but know its highly rated. Rated it 4 Stars because of its known being a Classic of all time. Yet can't rate it higher due to not watching it yet or lower than 4 Stars.
  • Hallmark Of A Master

    By Semnick01
    Stating this film as "anti-war" I think is saying little of it. Actually it shows to how low-level human being can come, under such an extreme pressure as war. Vanity, hypocrisy, lie, selfishness, despair. Kubrick displayed all these with an analytical eye that only a master could do - and such a great and sad ending!
  • Paths of Glory πŸ‡«πŸ‡·

    By Head Maroon
    A very powerful film that illuminates the absurdities and cruelties of war. Outstanding performances by Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, George MacCready, and Adolphe Menjou. Excellent film. πŸ‡«πŸ‡·

    By Frogie2266
    This war a vary good world war 1 film the only thing I should suggest is more battle sceans , other then that it's great😜
  • Outstanding!

    By Red Chute
    First saw this movie in 1957 as an 8 year old boy. Was awe struck and traumatized. Different times. Movies were not rated. Saturday matinee. Next saw it in 1972 as a young man. Again, I was deeply moved. Now, as an old man, I am just as impressed as I was almost 60 years ago. Consider it one of the best war films ever made. If the German girl's rendition of 'The Faithful Hussar' at the end of the movie does not move you, then your heart is made of stone.
  • Kubrick's most underrated

    By Shredder 418
    It may not be his best film (2001 and Dr. Strangelove are better films for my taste), but Paths of Glory isn't one that jumps to people's minds when they first think of Stanley Kubrick. Quite possibly the best WWI film ever made.

    By Person of Few Words
    This is one of the best anti-war films ever made. That is all that needs to be said. Wait one more thing, this is a Stanley Kubrick film.
  • Great Movie - Where

    By MBurgh
    Kubrick went to great lengths to preserve the integrity of his films, and this one, his first true masterpiece, deserves to seen in it's original ratio. Blech. I wasted ten dollars.
  • Stunningly Moving

    By Cmundon83
    There are only a few films or movies that capture the insanity that was the First World War and the brutality that was caused by a European aristocratic military command. Apart from this movie I would recommend the fourth season of Black Adder, which gives an emotionally charged satirical depiction of the war. One of the few things, possibly the only, positive about the general antipathy that the general staff toward the common soldier is that the line officers who were with there with the soldiers became determined to behave more like actual soldiers if they ever became field commanders. Some of these men were Gens. Patton, Montgomery, DeGaul, and Bradley.