Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
  1. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    38
    What little anti-war critique Peirce presents -- and she has it in her, which makes it all the more dubious -- gets trampled over by jingoistic Rambo porn.
  2. 25
    As phony as a re-enactment with finger pup pets.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 26
  2. Negative: 8 out of 26
  1. Jan 7, 2014
    5
    War films are the speciality of Kathryn Bigelow which should stay so. It was a nice try of Kimberly Peirce, but nevertheless she should leave it to Bigelow and focus on movies like her best one "Boys Don't Cry". Full Review »