Ryan Grove’s review published on Letterboxd:
Surprisingly good anti-war take on Vietnam that seems to have mostly (wait for it) flown under the radar.
Full of gorgeous location photography and a ton of impressive aerial action, including a climactic sequence involving two helicopters and a plane in which even dialogue takes have multiple aircraft in the background doing things that must have required impressive feats of logistics to coordinate.
I particularly respect that Danny Glover spends half the movie talking to Gene Hackman over the radio from what is clearly a real plane flying real fast at real low altitude over real jungle. They could've shot that stuff in a studio against rear projection and it would've been okay, but they did it for real and it's spectacular.