Casualties of War Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 28, 2015
Makes us look at the mistaken Vietnam War as something that's dehumanizing.
Full Review | Original Score: B-

March 16, 2015
A typical De Palma film, disturbingly based on true events, Casualties Of War works well enough.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
March 16, 2015
Michael J. Fox is a revelation as the mouse that roared, whilst the score, the direction, and the rest of the cast turn a risky film into a solid addition to the Nam canon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
March 16, 2015
There's a moral charge to the action, but it's also swooningly exciting, coldly scary. Every friend may be an enemy, every innocent a traitor.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 16, 2015
Top acting honors go to Penn as the sergeant and Thuy Thu Le as the captive girl.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
April 23, 2011
This Vietnam War saga, inspired by a true story, is among De Palma's better pictures, devoid of his usual gimmicry and cynicism.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Brian Orndorf
August 26, 2009
It's a fat glop of obvious screen manipulation that preserves a frightening human core, making the life and death struggle all the more shocking.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
A powerful metaphor of the national shame that was America's orgy of destruction in Vietnam, Brian De Palma's film deals directly with the harrowing rape and murder of a Vietnamese woman by four GIs.
Cole Smithey
March 14, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
September 6, 2006
De Palma uses his consummate filmmaking skill to craft a reflection of his own grave sorrow about the Vietnam era.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 28, 2006
Fox is quite touching here, topped only by Sean Penn in a superb, frightening performance.
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
June 8, 2006
Disturbing anti-war film with strong Sean Penn and surprisingly effective Michael J. Fox.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Don Willmott
March 4, 2006
ably demonstrates just how powerful a well-crafted film can be
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
February 25, 2006
A tour-de-force for De Palma, Penn and Fox - possibly one of the best war movies ever made
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 16, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
April 26, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
December 17, 2004
Worthwhile drama set in the Vietnam War
| Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
October 7, 2004
Harrowing drama with strong performances
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
December 18, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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