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  1. 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..

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

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

    Good politics, variable dramatic execution.

  6. 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.

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

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

  8. Luís F Matos's rating of the film Casualties of War

  9. 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...

  10. 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.

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

    America as the conquering invader.

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

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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

  18. Lightintodark's rating of the film Casualties of War

  19. Mayukh Sen's rating of the film Casualties of War

    i like how thuy thu le isn't mentioned in the cast. that's like casually forgetting to mention that meryl streep was in sophie's choice

  20. Cesar Vega R.'s rating of the film Casualties of War

    Sean Penn poderosísimo. Gran película, bastante cruda. Lo único que falla para mi es esa escena final en el tren.

  21. chasemiddaugh's rating of the film Casualties of War

    Michael J. Fox is terrific in this role, I'm not sure what the reviewer below me was thinking. Sean Penn, on the other hand- was not yet the actor he is today. Throughout the entire film it seems like his voice is overdubbed. De Palma is however, De Palma- and therefore the usual nonsense occurs- way overdramatic scenes, strange camera angles at inappropriate times, and an overuse/reliance on a Morricone score.

  22. Lars Ole Kristiansen's rating of the film Casualties of War

    One of the most painfully visceral war movies ever made. Not perfect, but a very underrated De Palma-opera (although it was one of Pauline Kaels favourite films) - makes a perfect double bill with the equally underappreciated, almost forgotten "Redacted". B+

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

    Preachy. Obvious. And Michael J. Fox sucks as a dramatic actor.

  24. Caden Cotard's rating of the film Casualties of War

    This has been called underrated and powerful on all of the internet boards I've read about it, but dear god. It's like someone told de Palma to use all of his worst habits on one film. The cheesy slow-mo, the terrible dialog, the incredibly silly "powerful" moments…oh, and the acting's awful. The only one that's decent is Fox, and that's because he just looks kind of traumatised at how terrible Sean Penn is.

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