Noticeably grayer than I was expecting it to be, especially considering the director and that it was based on a true story. If I did not know who directed this, my first guess would actually have been Michael Mann--the visuals really have that lose, purposefully ugly 'Collateral' and 'Miami Vice' (2006) feel--though this is certainly a much more sentimental picture than anything that Mann has made in decades. A surprisingly good ensemble war event along the lines of 'Men in War' (1957) and 'Battleground' (1949).
unbelievably resourceful shot on video splatter movie. about half of its running time dedicated to gory happenings, though several of the atmospheric chiller scenes work quite well (especially the pool sequence). if you can accept (or embrace) its DIY flaws, it smolders and shambles like fulci in a manhole with perhaps some hints of bizarro literature as well (carlton mellick III).