Werner Herzog's remarkable docu tells with sharp observation and witty humor the heroic tale of the imprisonment and escape of Dieter Dengler, a native German who became an American pilot in the Vietnam War; Dengler exudes plenty of charisma.
Emanuel Levy, Variety, 2007-02-15
Herzog starts with a balding middle-aged man driving down a country lane in a convertible, and listens, questions and shapes, until the life experience of Dieter Dengler becomes unforgettable.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 2001-04-20
As often happens in Mr. Herzog's haunting documentaries, the most interesting figure seems to be the one behind the camera.
Janet Maslin, New York Times, 2001-04-20