• Bob Cashill

    ★★★ Rewatched by Bob Cashill 14 Sep, 2015

    Scott's first (and penultimate) feature as director is astringent--he blows away a cat in a ballsy scene that verges on shock comedy--but also a bit arty for its own good, and never quite finds the tone for the undiluted emotion at its core. His amusingly bushy eyebrows don't help, either. As actor-directed films go though, it's pretty good.


  • Peter Martin

    ★★★½ Watched by Peter Martin 05 Sep, 2015

    Striking imagery + soul-stirring drama.


  • Mike P

    ★★★½ Watched by Mike P 02 Sep, 2015

    Surprisingly affective movie. Jumps wildly from made-for-TV hokum to laissez-faire incoherence to over-manicured artfulness, resulting in a potent finished product.

    Scott shows his strongest acting chops in early scenes as he smiles and enjoys human companionship--a real stretch for him. Still, he doesn't forget why he cast himself in his debut directorial effort, and when Scott rages ("godDAMMIT!") he genuinely rages, shooting down folks and casually dropping dynamite with pant-pissing abandon.*

    *Is anyone else troubled that Scott's character orders black coffee (ok, fine) and cake (pardon?) after he discovers his son is dead and officials have been lying maliciously to him?


  • theranchhand

    ★★★ Watched by theranchhand 30 Aug, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Slow burn 70s with George C Scott directing his own rampage. Some pre-Bad Lands Martin Sheen as the doctor too. A bit heavy handed with the transitions and metaphors at times, but at least Scott was trying to make it a cut above. Then again, you aren't looking for sympathy as a character who decides to blow up a room of caged puppies....


  • Waldo

    ★★★★ Watched by Waldo 30 Aug, 2015

    George C. Scott directs himself as a man on a revenge mission. He's a sheep farmer, he camps out with his son and both his sheep and son die unexpectedly. The military seem to be responsible for it. Scott looks for answers and is met with indifference and a bunch of bulldookie. Recorded a few films from this great actor that I hadn't seen recently, so that's what I'm gonna do.


  • shellofsnail

    Watched by shellofsnail 20 Oct, 2014

    Print quality: C-. (Faded.)


  • Samuel B. Prime

    ★★★★ Watched by Samuel B. Prime 20 Oct, 2014

    A single arresting image: George C. Scott's haunting, sustained rictus grin as he rides into the night on a stolen dirt bike - no hope, no future, and no son.


  • Ian Woolstencroft

    ★★★½ Watched by Ian Woolstencroft 09 Apr, 2012

    George C. Scott both stars in and directs this tale of revenge and does a pretty good job at both. The first half builds slowly as the army attempts to cover up a nerve gas leak that leaves Scott infected and his son dead. When he finally finds out the truth he goes on an explosive quest for payback. Scott does the angry, vengeful father bit to perfection, embodying the films title in his fiery performance. Richard Basehart makes the…