Critic Review - Chicago Sun-Times

An action movie scarcely deeper than a Michael Bay extravaganza.

September 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Comments (3)
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Allen Richards

Allen Richards

Wrong again!!!!
It doesn't fit your political narrative like an Oliver Stone movie would.. In this one the Russians are the bad guys.. sorry Roger, Georgia got screwed and this movie shows it.. leftist like you can't stand the thought that your Geo-political narrative might somehow be wrong..

Mar 18 - 01:12 PM

Roger W.

Roger Waters


Sorry but, I don't think you have slightest idea what you're talking about! This is not your average 'war movie'. It is based on real events, and it depicts truth, not only about those real events but about us, the westerners as well! That is the part that's deep (in your words). We didn't stand by our ally (Georgia) in the region, when they needed us the most. However, when we needed them, Georgians fought with us against Taliban in Afghanistan and in other places. Harlin (who's Finnish and knows what Russian aggression is) did the right thing by making the movie about another ridiculous annexation attempt by Russia. Since we crapped in our pants right in front of the world, what else was left for us but to at least send some bottled water to the country with world's largest sources of natural springs, and to make a movie about their struggle against brutal and pretty sly aggressor.

Stick with criticizing non-political flicks that you can really handle!

Apr 7 - 02:15 PM

Victor Smili

Victor Smili

I agree with your review. This Georgian funded movie could have been a much bigger hit if they didn't exaggerate so much. It looks cheesy. I personally think that this movie (I'll say it again: funded by Georgian bucks) was suppose to form positive public opinion about them. However, it did just the opposite.

Oct 16 - 09:12 AM

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