A personal best for producer Jerry Bruckheimer, a triumph for Scott and a war film of prodigious power. You will be shaken. show more
Functions mainly as an action extravaganza, and a numbingly depersonalized one at that.
Throw in the music -- a wall-to-wall whorl of Eastern modal dirges, thumping rock and Celtic-y skirl -- and you've got a veritable cinematic rhapsody of war.