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Based on 14 Reviews
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  • 30
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Despite melodramatic lapses -- the gripping action recalls Walter Hill's 1981 "Southern Comfort" -- this is Schumacher's most ambitions film since "Falling Down" in 1993, and it plays to his strengths with young actors. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Worth a look. It's easy to overrate -- but just as easy to undervalue. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    A strong, gritty, powerful piece of film making, and one of the three or four best movies made about the Vietnam era. show more

  • 77
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    The entire ensemble is first-rate. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Rarely less than compelling, must-see entertainment, thanks to Farrell, Schumacher and company. show more

  • 70
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The stripped-down production give a disturbing sense of immediacy to an otherwise fairly conventional story about boys being prepared for war. show more

  • 25
    Susannah Breslin TNT RoughCut

    Lacks just about everything on every level. show more

  • 83
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    An affecting, old fashioned, antiwar war story. show more

  • 80
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Consistently fresh, engrossing and unpredictable. show more

  • 80
    Emanuel Levy Variety

    A tautly focused, well-executed drama. Demonstrates that it's still possible to make small, intimate and personal movies within the Hollywood studio system. show more

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