DreamWorks Distribution | Release Date: July 24, 1998 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
90
METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 35 Critics
Positive:
34
Mixed:
1
Negative:
0
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100
TNT RoughCutAndy Jones
Spectacular, wrenching masterpiece that unflinchingly documents the random horror, the grisly spectacle and the ugliness of war.
100
Film.comTed Fry
In striving to duplicate reality, Spielberg has gone reality one better -- he's playing war, but it's a game no one would ever willingly join in.
90
A magnificent piece of movie-making.
90
Feels like the first truly honest attempt to deal with the horrors of combat - and the terrible responsibility shared by all survivors.
80
Steven Spielberg's new film begins as a monumental epic; then it diminishes; and, by its finish, is baffling. [August 24, 1998]
80
An exceptionally intense movie whose sheer filmmaking power ultimately transcends all its (many) limitations.