• Lucas Krikorian

    ★★★★★

    El impacto de realidad que genera ver a los soldados tan pendejos acentúa muchísimo las tristes e irreparables locuras que ocultan las guerras. Crudísima y difícil de ver. Y Tarantino de nuevo tenía razón, esta es una de las mejores películas de guerra.

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  • dani

    ★★★★

    As disturbing as this movie is, it's refreshing to see a Vietnam film that isn't just fodder for patriotism, and actually shows the faults of the U.S. army.

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  • Damiano

    ★★★½

    Casualties of War is another proof that De Palma is the most talented director concerning the use of shots. Where others would use three shoots, he intelligently accomplishes the same result to describe an action with only one.

    Released in the late 80s, Casualties of War has the stigma of the type of movie that was already sufficiently explored, Vietman War movies. All the great ones had already depicted the unmoral events that took place during this period. That leaves…

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  • Rafael Jovine

    ★★★½

    Based on the horrible true event during the Vietnam War, in which a Vietnamese woman was kidnapped from her village by a squad of American soldiers, who raped and murdered her.

    I'm back into the world of Brian De Palma where the auteur finds himself actually in some rare territory. In terms of direction, almost just like with "Scarface" and later on "Mission Impossible," instead of playing tribute to Hitchcock for the billion time, he gets the time to tackle…

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  • MattPayton

    ★★

    Michael J. Fox has never looked hotter and Sean Penn has never played closer to himself.

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  • Badseed

    ★★★★½

    I only heard of this a few days ago, I love Vietnam War films and love De Palma, so I had to see this. It's top tier De Palma for me and really brutal stuff with some crazy scenes. Clever opening and ending too.

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  • ThomasZwino

    ★★★

    Hard view of what war does to some people.

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  • Tomasz Sobocinski

    ★★★½

    MARTY MCFLY DID WHAT!?

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  • louferrigno

    ★★★★

    To many, The Vietnam War was a senseless waste of human life, fighting and driving men to become sadistic monsters in the name of a battle they would eventually lose at, and no event sums up the complete depravity of it all more than the Incident on Hill 192, the kidnapping and gang rape of a young, defenseless Vietnamese woman, at the hands of four heartless soldiers. This event grew in notoriety through Daniel Lang's 1969 article for the New…

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  • DeCoon22

    ★★★★½

    Probably Michael J. Fox’s best performance

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  • Will Peters

    ★★★½

    “Go to hell. Sir.”

    It doesn’t always work, it’s a little too preachy at times, it hits the same beats in the second act, and some of the supporting actors are weak (Don Harvey and John C Reilly being the weakest imo), but even still DePalma is able to pull of some unbelievable sequences (the train tracks, the barracks explosion, Brownie’s scenes) to create a really interesting morally ambiguous piece.

    Sean Penn is a stand out, and Fox did a pretty good job breaking out of his comedic hole here. Solid movie

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  • MasterPike

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It's a hard watch but an apt depiction of the dehumanising effects of war.

    Having now formed intimate relationships with several Vietnamese women, this was even harder for me to stomach.

    Both Fox and Penn are exceptional, but Penn really proves what an amazing and versatile actor he is. He's equal parts peurile, sadistic thug, compassionate leader and traumatised youth in this.

    Thuy Thu Le has, obviously, a pretty thankless part, being brutalized for most of the film. The expressions of her face capture the true horror of her situation.

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