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Buffalo Soldiers Reviews

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Anton Bitel
Daily Info
June 11, 2013
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.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
In the chaotic tradition of "Dr. Strangelove"...
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
June 29, 2008
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.
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
June 26, 2005
...a dark, entertaining and thought-provoking film that could be recommended to pacifists and militarists alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Andrew Wright
Portland Mercury
January 21, 2005
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.
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
May 14, 2004
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
April 16, 2004
This blazingly irreverent comedy hits its machismo targets over and over again to the point of overkill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.25/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 1, 2004
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 16, 2004
The storyline becomes too idiotic and lacking enough funny or relevant moments to fly as a cutting edge satire.
Full Review | Original Score: C
James Verniere
Boston Herald
February 2, 2004
It's a refreshingly scornful and scathing depiction of one soldier's pursuit of the American Dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
January 21, 2004
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
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
January 11, 2004
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.
Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
November 13, 2003
Eventually, the movie's rampant nihilism catches up with it.
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
October 19, 2003
Joltingly funny.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
October 10, 2003
A scathing and very funny indictment of the U.S. military.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
October 9, 2003
The characters, if not sympathetic, are at least interesting and brought to life with authenticity by the talented cast.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 26, 2003
While Buffalo Soldiers has its moments, it stumbles along the way and fumbles the ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 26, 2003
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 20, 2003
Clever without being funny, Buffalo Soldiers would like to be cynical and nasty, but its satire is blunted by a soft, chewy center.
| Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 18, 2003
It's a well-done satire that only the thinnest of skins would find insulting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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