Yes...a good movie.
I remember the rescue when it happened...I was in the USN then...and I read the book a few years ago.
The movie was an accurate representation of the facts, a pleasant change from the usual Hollywood treatment of such stories. Bale's portrayal of Dengler made him seem a little dorky at times, however.
Dengler's story didn't need embellishment...what really happened to him was enough without any need to jazz it up with bullsheeit, Gnomesain?
I agree christian bales performance was poor, i think they cast him because he looked like the real person.
that stupid smirk he had on his face was a tad unbelievable.