Magnolia Pictures | Release Date: November 16, 2007
4.6
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Mixed or average reviews based on 62 Ratings
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JimC.Dec 4, 2007
Although I've given this film a "5" (generally the critical consensus at this point), I have to admit I haven't yet seen it...so I am abstaining from giving "my" opinion on this film. However, I wanted to post anyway because Although I've given this film a "5" (generally the critical consensus at this point), I have to admit I haven't yet seen it...so I am abstaining from giving "my" opinion on this film. However, I wanted to post anyway because it's plainly obvious that nearly every "0" review (including the two longest comments!) hasn't seen it either. Look, I have no problem with calling a spade a spade. If this film is poorly made, if it presents an unrealistic view of American soldiers in Iraq, then I'm ALL FOR condemning it as trash. My problem is when people who obviously have a political axe to grind come on here and pillory this film without even having seen it. To these people, it wouldn't matter if every critic in the nation gave it a 10, they'd STILL attack it as "un-American", "Anti-soldier", and every other insult you could think of...without even seeing it!!! This has got to stop, and I hope those who are genuinely thinking of seeing this film make up their minds based on PROFESSIONAL CRITICS rather than the Jane T's and Josh C's of the world. Take your ideology someplace else, this is a FILM site...it's for people who WATCH the movies and THEN offer opinions. Thank you. Expand
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SeanFFeb 21, 2008
Not as good or as bad as most say. An interesting/controversial look at what U.S. troops are accomplishing in Iraq. I don't see why some have branded this movie unpatriotic. If we don't think about things like this, how can we Not as good or as bad as most say. An interesting/controversial look at what U.S. troops are accomplishing in Iraq. I don't see why some have branded this movie unpatriotic. If we don't think about things like this, how can we learn from the mistakes of history, and improve our actions in the world in the future? Expand
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jFeb 12, 2008
Powerful film, generally it is believably done, but there are a couple of scenes that don't ring true. A compelling piece of filmmaking, gritty and realistically filmed. The acting is fair. I have to give credit to director Brian de Powerful film, generally it is believably done, but there are a couple of scenes that don't ring true. A compelling piece of filmmaking, gritty and realistically filmed. The acting is fair. I have to give credit to director Brian de Palma for at least trying something different. Expand
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