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Walter Hill United States, 1981

Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film Southern Comfort

An underrated psychological action-thriller from director Walter Hill. More than just a shoot-em-up action movie, it's an engrossing and intense story of survival with strong performances, great bayou atmosphere, and sharp writing by Hill and David Giler. The strange, atmospheric, and darkly ambiguous ending is particularly memorable and intriguing. A contemporary classic that deserves to be better known.