• Buffalo Soldiers (2001)

Buffalo Soldiers

Release Date: 2001

DVD Release Date: January 13th, 2004

R |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

Set on an American Army base in 1989, as the Berlin Wall is about to fall, "Buffalo Soldiers" takes a satiric look as these men steal, drink, fight, and make, take, and sell drugs. Elwood (Joaquin Phoenix) is the brains behind the operation, easily duping his superior (Ed Harris) and sleeping with his wife. But with the arrival of the new sergeant (Scott Glenn), everything changes. The sergeant cracks down; Elwood retaliates by dating his daughter and attempting a big weapons-for-drugs deal.

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Anna Paquin, Gabriel Mann, Leon , Glenn Fitzgerald, Dean Stockwell

Director: Gregor Jordan

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Miramax Films, FilmFour, Good Machine, Odeon Films, Grosvenor Park Productions

Keywords: Love, 1980s, Amusing, Rivalry, Soldier, Daughter

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Michael SragowBaltimore Sun

    It moves so confidently and brightly that it's ticklish as well as chilling - and, in its own dark way, enthralling. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The film is filled with spot-on performances, by Harris, Glenn, Phoenix, and by Paquin, who has grown up after her debut in "The Piano" to become one of the most gifted actresses of her generation--particularly in tricky, emotion-straddling roles like this one. show more

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Adapting Robert O'Connor's novel, director Gregor Jordan slaps us with keen wit and purpose. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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