A group of Australian SAS regiment soldiers are deployed to Vietnam around 1967/8 and encounter the realities of war, from the numbing boredom of camp life and long range patrols, raids and ambushes where nothing happens, to the the terror of enduring mortar barrages from an unseen enemy. Men die and are crippled in combat by firefights and booby traps, soldiers kill and capture the enemy, gather intelligence and retake ground only to cede it again whilst battling against the bureaucracy and obstinacy of the conventional military hierarchy. In the end they return to civilization, forever changed by their experiences but glad to return to the life they once knew.
Kirk B (jp) wrote: This was good. I liked the story and the action was good. Solid acting and some wonderful cinematography. The major downfall was the CGI, there were several moments where is was obvious and took me out of the moment of the film. Another scene the rendering just looked off or unfinished. You would think with the budget it had that this aspect of the movie would be perfect. Still it is an enjoyable.
Dunia S (it) wrote: Enjoyable movie, full of artistic details. a little bit long, but still deserve watching.
jordan c (br) wrote: cast had a flow and made me and everyone I know saw a true friendship come alive in this fast and exhilarating movie.
Nra G (nl) wrote: I went from being irritated by the phoney accent, to being slightly intrigued by the subject matter to thinking it might be quite good to being seriously annoyed when the whole thing turns into a sentimental, drippy romance and misses the point entirely. It strays so far from the story Brendan told in the book that I'm surprised they didn't change the names. Brendan will be spinning in his grave!
James S (es) wrote: Definitely got me thinking about middle eastern politics and USA foreign intervention.
Phillip B (es) wrote: What can I say, curiosity got the better of me, I like Stallone and I'm a completest, I like to watch the epicly 'not even in a fun way' bad movies as a red badge of courage....take your pick. This takes what would better fit a sketch comedy routine and stretches it into a not even 90 minute film. A city cop's overbearing mother comes into town and then HI-JINKS. However, even for how grating it can be I did laugh two or three times and at the end of the day I'd rather watch this then any sophomoric comedies, or god-awful parodies coming out today. So Good Job Movie! You aren't Scary Movie 5.
chris t (ru) wrote: Hammer horror and very soft porn rolled into one! Female vampires enroll in all-girl school and horror ensues....in a way only Hammer could produce. Dated, not very frightening and the eroticism by today's standards is minimal, yet it's not difficult to see why a cult following remains for the horror films of the late 60s early 70s. Predictable, but enjoyable!
GDSwagPunch (it) wrote: Why won't it let me put a Zero Stars as a rating, it was horrible
Lee M (jp) wrote: Forbes' drama has great compassion for Cameron, without turning him into some sort of saint or excusing him for his recklessness.