Critic Review - NPR.org

When it comes to getting an audience's attention, there's nothing quite like blowing up a major star within the first five minutes of a movie.

June 25, 2009 Full Review Source: NPR.org | Comments (20)
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Mito C.

Mito Cringo

Way. To. Spoil.

Jun 25 - 11:01 PM

Jon J.

Jon Johnson

I actually registered for this site just so I could voice my disdain for this pos Bob Mondello. This was the first movie in a long time I was actually excited to spend $20 to see and who the **** do you think you are posting some bs like that? You do realize Bob that the movie was just released? I hope this post is removed so no further potential patrons will feel my frustration. I used to use this site because I respect the candid opinions but I will never use this site again lest I experience this with another movie I actually care to watch. Bob you are a real bastard.

Jun 26 - 06:39 AM

Jon J.

Jon Johnson

I actually registered for this site just so I could voice my disdain for this pos Bob Mondello. This was the first movie in a long time I was actually excited to spend $20 to see and who the **** do you think you are posting some bs like that? You do realize Bob that the movie was just released? I hope this post is removed so no further potential patrons will feel my frustration. I used to use this site because I respect the candid opinions but I will never use this site again lest I experience this with another movie I actually care to watch. Bob you are a real bastard.

Jun 26 - 06:40 AM

jonboy83

Jonathan Hartness

Bob, are you serious?? You CHOSE that spoiler laden line from your review to put on Rotten Tomatoes?? SHAME ON YOU SIR!! That was indeed the WRONG DECISION!!!

Jun 26 - 08:26 AM

Truth T.

Truth Truth

classless.

Jun 26 - 11:41 AM

MeatSplatter

Charles Hinds

god damn it bob

Jun 26 - 02:17 PM

David p.

David potter

I just registered as well to voice my hate for Bob Mondello. I heard his horrible review on NPR while I was driving home yesterday, and that was the first thing or very close to the beginning of his review, which I didn't change beforehand because I had no idea he'd be such a selfish idiot to have said that. You see the major star in the friggin' trailers, so its obvious who it'd be. You've ruined what could have been an incredibly tense scene you twat. I'm not listening to NPR anymore for airing your review. Seriously, I'm just downloading podcasts from now on to listen to while I commute or sticking to other radio stations.

Jun 27 - 10:21 PM

Susan F.

Susan Fortier

I have never blogged or commented anywhere about anything; however, I felt strongly enough about your spoiler comment that I decided to register.

While you fathom yourself as rather clever; you are actually a self-important, selfish jerk who should be stripped of his "Top Critic" status on RT and fired from NPR.

Jun 28 - 01:34 AM

Erik P.

Erik Penney

That is a shockingly, embarrassingly amateurish thing to write.

Jun 28 - 06:44 AM

Jonny B.

Jonny Blake

Bob Mondello,

Your a real Richard and by Richard I mean a real big D[ick].

>_

Jun 28 - 06:41 PM

twista763

Joshua Scott

Why is this classless, thoughtless review still on here. Rottentomatoes please take this down!! What a dense fool. I almost want to kill Bob Mondello for this.

Jun 28 - 07:54 PM

oplease19

O Please19

When it comes to getting a self-absorbed jerk's attention, there's nothing quite like blowing up the one thing that gets him the attention he so desperately craves. NPR should fire this total a-hole.

Jun 28 - 11:02 PM

Kevin W.

Kevin Wraith

You are a douche! Remove this guy from the planet, oh and that black guy who bashed slumdog millionaire, iron man, star trek etc. his opinion should be denied; it should be rolled up into a ball and thrown down a well to keep the girl from "the ring" company and then we should banish this bob fellow to neverland and place him at the bottom of a ramp and get the chubby black kid to pull his legs up and roll down and squish mr. mondello! CHYEA!

Jun 29 - 08:42 AM

gbalsano

george balsano

bob. you're an A**HOLE.

Jun 29 - 03:37 PM

Bob M.

Bob Mondello

You ruined what could have been an amazingly tense opening sequence, you talentless hack. You better watch your back, because if I ever see you around New York I WILL teach you a lesson about not putting major spoilers on Rotten Tomatoes.

Jul 4 - 05:01 AM

Evan S.

Evan Swain

Apparently Bob's not on the job.

Apparently Bob fails at his job entirely.

Jul 6 - 09:28 PM

jrkinnard

J.R. Kinnard

I guess I'll jump aboard the hate-train. Pretty lame, Bob. Extremely unprofessional.

Jul 7 - 08:54 PM

Stella67

First Last

Soooo annoying. Why would RottenTomatoes let you post a spoiler? I always come to this site to get a feel for movies before I see them, but now I'm reconsidering ever doing that again. You suck.

Jul 10 - 02:20 PM

Matt1987

Matt Holzkamp

I also never comment..but this tool just forced me to. This movie has been getting amazing reviews...and the most positive aspect this movie has according to them is tense moments and amazing suspense....way to blow the first sequence which clearly is full of suspense...but now it wont be.

Jul 10 - 11:28 PM

Thaun T.

Thaun Trinh

SPOILER. PLEASE SKIP THIS REPLY IF YOU HAVENT SEEN THE MOVIE

Although I love this movie but Id like to point out a few things that prevented this movie from being the most realistic war movie ever.

1. The very first bomb James defused, the check point guys didnt place warning shots and let the driver ran their check points. On top of that they all pointed their guns at the cab AND James as well. This never happen in the infantry unit I was in.
2. The E4's M68 gunsight is meant to provide a red dot not zooming power.
3. At the scene where they met the Black Water guys, they were traveling in a lone Hummvee. This never happen in the infantry.
4. Its cool that they squeezed some sniper action scene in there but EOD rescuing Blackwaters? I doubt that ever happen.
5. At the night scene where each of them tried to clear each ally way with one guy. Nobody ever clear a sector with one person in the infantry or the US Army.
6. This go back to #1. They shot their own soldier !!!!! At this scene I realized what a dirtbag James is, but this would never ever happen in the infantry.
7. James talking to the Colonel in Parade Rest out in the city!!!!
8. Blackwater firing their weapons from the hip????

Other than that the movie was great!

Jul 12 - 12:03 PM

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