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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 70
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Friedkin turns on the juice and Jones and Jackson let it rip. show more

  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    But the single most compelling performance may belong to Australian actor Guy Pearce. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The sentiments here are thoroughly semper fi, but the result occasionally works at cross-purposes. show more

  • 38
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A casualty of its own clumsy storytelling. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Sometimes, movies would work better if you couldn't see them. show more

  • 38
    Mr. Showbiz

    Pearce is shot in such distorting closeups that he looks like an overdeveloped athlete who's been getting steroid injections in his cheeks. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Works splendidly as a courtroom thriller about military values as long as you don't expect it to seriously consider those values. show more

  • 63
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    As mechanical and predictable as a cuckoo clock, it shouldn't work half as well as it does. show more

  • 63
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The setup doesn't make sense from the get-go. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Written with such murderous gravity, certainty and gloomy solemnity - such an absence of real life or feeling - that it tends to kill our interest. show more

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