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Bat 21 Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 5, 2010
I was reminded of Hackman's comment in Night Moves that watching a Rohmer film was like watching paint dry - although in this case, it's more like watching blood coagulate.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
A straightforward, surprisingly somber picture that sticks to the facts.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
January 26, 2006
An unsatisfactory mix of low-key heroics, buddy-buddy humour, and anti-war sentiment ..
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
April 22, 2005
Faithful adaptation of the book.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The film has a solid, simple story, an effective cast and a fair amount of grit.
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
Enjoyable Vietnam War actioner with a good dynamic between Hackman and Glover.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 14, 2003
A good story overwhelmed by routine filmmaking.
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Great chemistry between Glover and Hackman highlight this intense little war flick.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
"BAT*21" is the kind of lean, no-nonsense war film Hollywood used to make back before the subject became burdened with metaphysical insights.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It's smart, but not too smart, like a Chuck Norris movie if Chuck got a PhD.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
"Bat 21" is an exciting thriller about survival. And it also manages to say something about the victims of war, and how distance makes the difference to the soldier.
Emanuel Levy
July 10, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
December 28, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Nicolas Lacroix
November 16, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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