Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Dec 27, 2012
    40
    Unfortunately, Allegiance is less sure-footed in the filmmaking department, rendering its potentially suspenseful storyline stilted and uncompelling.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Dec 27, 2012
    40
    This well-acted debut feature from Michael Connors (a former Army captain) is too limited in ambition and scope to satisfy our expectations.
  3. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Dec 27, 2012
    20
    What, exactly, is the payoff for suffering through such painfully bad filmmaking for 93 minutes? Forget about getting "A Few Good Men"–style military melodramatics; this movie quickly proves that even a few good performances, lines of dialogue or music cues are a pipe dream. Your loyalty will not be rewarded.
  4. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Dec 27, 2012
    40
    The picture's assorted characters, though credible, feel wearisomely one-dimensional, while the pumped-up action, unfolding in a single day, basically consists of an extended game of hide-and-seek.
  5. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Dec 31, 2012
    38
    Allegiance works better as a way of reminding us who does the fighting in this age of outsourcing than it does as a human drama.
  6. Reviewed by: Louis Black
    Jan 4, 2013
    40
    The film boasts an insistent and unquestioning patriotism. What begins as a drama devolves by the halfway point into an overly long chase film, which only grows more and more boring.
  7. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Jan 3, 2013
    60
    Allegiance is an intermittently compelling but ultimately disappointing drama that loses track of its own point of view in favor of more generic storytelling.
  8. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Dec 27, 2012
    40
    Without its topical pretext and overzealous patriotism, Allegiance would be just another generic action film.
  9. Reviewed by: Drew Hung
    Dec 23, 2012
    38
    Michael Connors does a fine job of not passing judgment on his characters, yet his depiction of his main character's dilemma is about the only thing he handles correctly.

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