This movie tries to do a lot of things and comes up short in all of them.
The beginning, as a coming-of-age film for young black men in the 60s, it's pretty entertaining.
The Vietnam sequence is awful, totally over-the-top and trying desperately to be like Platoon.
The return to America also proves to be an unsuccessful attempt at character drama, mostly bolstered by the pretty lackluster performance from Larenz Tate, who doesn't convince me that he's either a decent but corrupted young man, or a cold-hearted, toughened veteran.
The heist scene is great, but feels almost totally shoe-horned in. Unlike most heist films, there's little build-up and the reward is a quick tossed-off bleak ending.
The best parts are Chris Tucker doing his thing, the soundtrack, and moments of great visuals as the color in a few of these scenes is nice.
Fairly disappointing, honestly.