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  • Bleak, darkly humorous and surprisingly unsentimental, Michael Winterbottom's film has the desperate air of a cri de coeur, and unlike many fiction films about war, its use of real-life footage seems in no way inappropriate or exploitative. show more

  • And, while there's nothing revolutionary or extraordinary about the dramatic narrative, the subtext gives Winterbottom's movie its force. show more

  • Winterbottom uses effective imagery to establish the horror and absurdity of war. [26Nov1997 Pg.39]

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