Critic Review - Richard Roeper.com

One of the best movies of the year, with a star-making performance from Jeremy Renner.

July 30, 2009 Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Comments (9)
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Joe M.

Joe Marusich

Overrated! Disjointed, disconnected, weird.
C at best. What was everybody watching?
Ralph Fiennes - hardcore special forces - Really? He and the bomb squad get pinned down by insurgents 1000 meters away who are pin point accurate with AKs. Really? But the special forces and then bomb team can't hit the broad side of a barn (a concrete bunker) with a 50 caliber? Until, that is, a miraculous Rambo head shot on a moving target. Really? And the special effects there (red mist) look like the job of a third grader. Realistic. There are the weird sub plots in here that go no where and don't make sense. Bad movie making, bottom line. What were you people watching!

Jan 29 - 08:03 AM

Sam L.

Sam Largaespada

Yeah ok that sniper in the bunker was using an AK. nice..

Mar 7 - 12:45 PM

Bushleaguer28

Brian Priestley

Fiennes is NOT "hardcore special forces." Him and his team are independent military contractors - fancy way of calling them mercs.

May 18 - 04:52 PM

Max Gillis

Max Gillis

@Joe M.
It sounds as if you were watching this movie as if it was Call of Duty.

I don't mean to be that guy, but you really missed the big point of the movie by knit-picking at effects and weapon specs.

Sep 7 - 11:52 PM

Thomas W.

Thomas Waterhouse

Do you see what having Call of Duty as the most popular video game does to people and their appreciation of films? So much stupidity in such a small statement.

Sep 22 - 12:01 PM

Josh Yu

Josh Yu

I know im commenting 2 years later but the rifle the insurgent sniper using is a dragunov svd as you can see after the insurgent sniper dies. But why care so much of things like the guns in a movie? The story is what really matters in a movie.

May 10 - 08:23 PM

Chris McCoy

Chris McCoy

It's a DRAGONOV sniper rifle, not an AK, RETARD.
You have no idea what you're talking about, let alone how sniping even works, I'd be willing to bet. Gtfo, you know nothing.

May 26 - 06:02 AM

Tony M.

Tony McMark

this is the usual hollywood war fare, average at best, nothing to call home about. every critics went nuts about this because a woman directed this, so "it's edgy".

Jan 17 - 07:33 AM

Josh Yu

Josh Yu

really? because a woman directed this? i really dont think critics care if a male or a female made this movie.....

May 10 - 08:25 PM

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