DreamWorks Distribution | Release Date: July 24, 1998 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
90
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Universal acclaim based on 35 Critics
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34
Mixed:
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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
An exceptionally intense movie whose sheer filmmaking power ultimately transcends all its (many) limitations.
80
Steven Spielberg's new film begins as a monumental epic; then it diminishes; and, by its finish, is baffling. [August 24, 1998]
100
TNT RoughCutAndy Jones
Spectacular, wrenching masterpiece that unflinchingly documents the random horror, the grisly spectacle and the ugliness of war.