Christopher Walken and Tom Berenger star in this high-powered adaptation of Frederick Forsyth’s best-selling novel. Walken leads a band of crack mercenaries in a brutal, graphic, all-out battle to overthorw a vicious African dictator.
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Uneven & xenophobic in tone, this film seems to mistake under-developed for stripped-down & cynicism for wisdom. The final invasion set-piece, while impressive, is the second half of COMMANDO with pretensions of art. Christopher Walken's lead performance gives us hints of a much better film. Jack Cardiff is DP & provides some striking visuals, but this is a lesser film than his own DARK OF THE SUN.