Three U.S. Navy airmen stranded in the South Pacific battle the elements in the fact-based World War II drama "Against the Sun," but their greatest adversary ultimately proves to be timing.
The film follows on the heels of
Crash-landing their torpedo bomber in the middle of the Pacific, 1,000 miles from land, a pilot (
The film is based on Robert Trumbull's "The Raft," a 1942 account of a harrowing 34-day ordeal. Directed by Brian Falk and written by Falk and Mark David Keegan, it does an admirable job working within the tight constraints of that inflatable boat and a minimal budget.
All three actors turn in solid, committed performances despite physically limiting surroundings, even as you're left with the inescapable feeling that this raft has sailed.
"Against the Sun"
MPAA rating: PG for thematic material, language.
Running time: 1 hour, 39 minutes.