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Walter Hill United States, 1981

Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film Southern Comfort

Not nearly as nail-biting and tense as I hoped. Sure, the last ten minutes is suspenseful paranoia and action does sublimely well, but most of the rest of Southern Comfort feels like it's Deliverance-lite in its thrills. And this machoness is all that it offers, as there's no room for soft emotions or depth of character in a Walter Hill picture. It's not the director's strongest work in terms of momentum and action.