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Buffalo Soldiers Reviews

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Anton Bitel
Daily Info

doing for the Cold War what Three Kings did for the first Gulf war - i.e. following the adventures of a small group of profiteering soldiers in order to satirise the self-interested smash-and-grab attitudes of US foreign policy.

Full Review Source: Daily Info

June 11, 2013
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

In the chaotic tradition of "Dr. Strangelove"...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Beth Accomando

Buffalo Soldiers is like M*A*S*H for the Reagan/Bush era generation that never knew a war like Vietnam. Both films offer a slap in the face to the establishment and display irreverent, savage satire.

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June 29, 2008
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

...a dark, entertaining and thought-provoking film that could be recommended to pacifists and militarists alike.

Full Review Source: Draxblog Movie Reviews | Original Score: 7/10

June 26, 2005
Andrew Wright
Portland Mercury

May ultimately be a tad too calculated to truly shock, but manages to navigate between bad taste and Sgt. Bilko with skill and infectious glee.

Full Review Source: Portland Mercury

January 21, 2005
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

It's not the dark comedy it wants to be -- that would be M*A*S*H with a more modern setting and more gruesome consequences -- but it's worth a look.

Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 14, 2004
Kent Turner

This blazingly irreverent comedy hits its machismo targets over and over again to the point of overkill.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.25/5

April 16, 2004
Brian Mckay

Aims to be a parable of man's self-destructive nature, and at times it succeeds. Unfortunately, it pulls punches at exactly the times that it should be hitting the hardest.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

March 1, 2004
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The storyline becomes too idiotic and lacking enough funny or relevant moments to fly as a cutting edge satire.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

February 16, 2004
James Verniere
Boston Herald

It's a refreshingly scornful and scathing depiction of one soldier's pursuit of the American Dream.

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: 3/4

February 2, 2004
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Imagine if Robert Altman's M*A*S*H had been stifled back in 1970... and you can see the absurdity of the current climate.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 21, 2004
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

You won't see too much red, white and blue on this DVD transfer of Buffalo Soldiers, but what little there is sure looks great.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine

January 11, 2004
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Eventually, the movie's rampant nihilism catches up with it.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel

November 13, 2003
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

Joltingly funny.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

October 19, 2003
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

A scathing and very funny indictment of the U.S. military.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 10, 2003
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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The characters, if not sympathetic, are at least interesting and brought to life with authenticity by the talented cast.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 9, 2003
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

While Buffalo Soldiers has its moments, it stumbles along the way and fumbles the ending.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 26, 2003
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Director Gregor Jordan's attempts to crib the military-minded satire of Catch-22 or Robert Altman's M*A*S*H feel pointless and dishonest.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

September 26, 2003
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Clever without being funny, Buffalo Soldiers would like to be cynical and nasty, but its satire is blunted by a soft, chewy center.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

September 20, 2003
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It's a well-done satire that only the thinnest of skins would find insulting.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

September 18, 2003
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