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  1. david Keenan's rating of the film Casualties of War

  2. Through A Glass, Darkly's rating of the film Casualties of War

    Clearly from a simpler age. If you only watch 10 anti-war films, don't watch this one. The ending in particular is pure 80s American camp. Better title would have been 'Nam - The Musical

  3. Christofi Cotonou's rating of the film Casualties of War

    So masterfully directed. De Palma applies many different techniques to tell his story, from stealthy stalking shots framed by binoculars to kind of ripping off Apocalypse Now's helicopter/fan transition with aplomb... It's all so tight. The script is pretty good too... shame it's so under watched compared to the likes of Platoon (which holds narrative similarities).

  4. Superfrog's rating of the film Casualties of War

    War is horrible; people at war show their craziest nastiest sides; the US of A has its heroes making it somewhat a bit better. I'd rather watch the Pilger documentary about vietnam for the same feel in a shorter and less melodramitic format ( Is she going to leave before private Cockwomble arrives? Is she? Is she now? )

  5. Victor Gonzalez's rating of the film Casualties of War

    Ennio Morricone, De Palma... Quentin Tarantino's favorite Vietnam film. Visceral and very well crafted.

  6. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film Casualties of War

    Although pretty heavy-handed (from De Palma? never), and uneven in terms of the various performances, Casualties Of War is a solid watch, made riveting at times by the core idea and the polar opposite personalities on display, from Sean Penn and Michael J. Fox.

  7. Mister Monkeyman's rating of the film Casualties of War

    Marty McFly boards a magic train which transports him back to Vietnam in the late sixties where Biff (played here by Sean Penn) and his band of witless cronies, trading their ducktails and skateboards for crew cuts and assault rifles, get Marty riled up by calling him chicken. The planned finale of McFly whisking the Vietnamese damsel across a paddy field in a lightning storm was never shot.

  8. Boldizsar CR's rating of the film Casualties of War

    TOP war film. So underrated.. It tells so much about human behaviour in a true way. e De Palma is a genius. Plus wonder where David Lynch got that image of the girl on tracks..

  9. Tja's rating of the film Casualties of War

    A pigmy of a 'Nam movie among the giants of the type. Too slow, predictable and unlikely to make anyone want to enlist or even bother to frag their sarg. Redemptive ending probably cleared by the FBI, CIA and Mother's Union. Next time you see a weird guy on the Tube, worry...a lot.

  10. Stefan Drees's rating of the film Casualties of War

    A surprisingly unpredictable film with some twists. It has also a good Morricone score, although the end with the use of a choir is too much for me.

  11. joshuagordon's rating of the film Casualties of War

  12. smndvdcl's rating of the film Casualties of War

    Good politics, variable dramatic execution.

  13. Dogville59's rating of the film Casualties of War

    I was riveted to this film from the start. It was devastating to watch but rewarding.

  14. FISCHER's rating of the film Casualties of War

    Oeuvre certes dénonciatrice, mais qui louche tout de même vers la complaisance... www.cinefiches.com

  15. luís debonoir's rating of the film Casualties of War

  16. Bahana Damayana's rating of the film Casualties of War

    Indescribable horrors of war. I feel sorry for Michael J Fox character and the Thai farm girl...

  17. Renton47's rating of the film Casualties of War

    Like being trapped in the nightmare of determinism - where all anyone can ever ask is "how could it be any different?" - this is a rousing if suspicious war drama. Rousing aesthetically, but morally dubious, with emphasis on Fox as a good guy trapped in bad circumstances, another victim of determinism. It's harrowing but not as effective as 'Redacted', which strips the story of stylistic sheen to hone viscerality.

  18. Ryan Swen's rating of the film Casualties of War

    America as the conquering invader.

  19. Denis Zordan's rating of the film Casualties of War

  20. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film Casualties of War

    The flaws are obvious enough for one to look past them, besides it captures moral conflict in war like only Saló did before it.

  21. Sara Lucas's rating of the film Casualties of War

  22. bernardovazdecastro's rating of the film Casualties of War

    I rewatch this film yesterday and i slightly change my opinion. I still think this is one of the worst films of de Palma, but is almost the opposite of Kubrick's work. The thing that i hate so much is Kubrick show power for itself and de Palma show how to affront this power. Nevertheless, "Casualties of War" seems to me a system film where all the good elements are suffocated.

  23. Ghostman's rating of the film Casualties of War

    A harrowing and sobering film, it puts almost every war movie to shame. De Palma deserves all the accolades and honor the film industry has. Too bad they will never give it him.

  24. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film Casualties of War

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