It is basically a siege film, with crack-shot heroes using faceless hordes of insurgents for target practice. On those grounds, it’s impressively effective – and probably honest to the perspectives of the men whose story it tells. But Bay has no sense of politics, or tragedy. Instead of a thoughtful meditation on heroism and sacrifice, we get something that feels like American Sniper with its uneasy insides scooped out.
February 05, 2016