Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation (MGM) | Release Date: June 14, 2002 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Mixed or average reviews based on 35 Critics
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Mixed:
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Even though we can see it coming, this gruff, inarticulate, half-embarrassed love between men, arrived at after many setbacks, is one of the stories that action movies never tire of telling and that many of us, even though we may laugh it off the next day, still find moving. [17 & 24 June 2002, p. 176]
63
Woo's antiwar intentions and his talent are at odds. In Windtalkers, war is a beautiful hell.
50
The over-the-top sincerity that is so rewarding in "Face/Off" (1998), Woo's best American film, feels too clichéd in this more conventional context.
50
The strength of Windtalkers is in its occasional, all-too-short respites from battle, when Enders is struggling with his demons and Yahzee is trying to understand his aloofness.
20
The Navajos must have sent much more crucial messages at much higher levels during the war, but you'd never know it from this movie. Windtalkers is practically all action and no talk.