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Buffalo Soldiers Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
September 12, 2003
a landscape that's been covered before with much more subtlety and humor, but the individual actors deliver the goods
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
September 12, 2003
Like its bored soldiers, this movie seems to play with volatile substances with not nearly enough respect for their meaning.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Rebecca Murray
September 7, 2003
Writer/director Gregor Jordan has crafted a slick, sophisticated, dark satire...
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
September 6, 2003
A cinematic snafu.

San Diego Union-Tribune
September 5, 2003
Buffalo Soldiers has acid in its battery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
September 5, 2003
It's mostly a lurching, clumsy affair, a very poor man's Catch-22.
| Original Score: D
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
September 5, 2003
If you can get past the idea that Buffalo Soldiers ... has any real relevance, you are likely to enjoy its sitcom snap and the performance of Phoenix.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joshua Tanzer
September 2, 2003
Buffalo Soldiers is the wrong movie for today's America. That's what's so perfect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
August 31, 2003
As a commentary on the sheer mindless ennui of military base operations during the Cold War, it's right on the money: 'Life During Boretime.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 27, 2003
There's a high-energy look, powering a tone of sorta satirical deadpan comedy, but problems arise when the director tries to mix his hip cynicism with a fully rounded story.
| Original Score: 3/4
Danny Minton
KBTV-NBC (Beaumont, TX)
August 25, 2003
This is a very dark comedy not meant for everyone, but if you have a twisted sense of humor, you will have a twisted good time.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
August 20, 2003
...plays like late-'90s overly entitled nihilism...Jordan doesn't seem to understand that satire stems from outrage, not smug self-satisfaction.
Jason Anderson
August 19, 2003
An enjoyably savage cautionary tale about what can happen to warlike men in a time of peace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
August 16, 2003
It's ridiculous diatribes are impeccably acted ... just try not to think of the film's heavy-handed messages, which will probably infuriate you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
August 13, 2003
If there's a grain of accuracy in this so-called honest portrait of life and commerce on an American military base, we're in grave trouble.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
August 11, 2003
If only it were unpatriotic -- that would have been infinitely more interesting than the wishy-washy, morally skittish movie we have.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 8, 2003
Falling far short of a brilliant satire like Three Kings -- but too satirical to be a goofy Army comedy like Stripes -- Buffalo Soldiers still manages enough of both to command attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
August 8, 2003
Has many fine performances ... yet the movie fails to give meaning to their actions, or to evoke sympathy for their anti-hero attitudes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bernard
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
August 8, 2003
A darkly funny, but critical view of military renegades and the system that coddled them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
August 8, 2003
See Buffalo Soldiers for its anarchic black-comedy touches, the quirky chemistry between Phoenix and Paquin, but try holding your nose when the plot goes into action-movie overdrive.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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