Casualties of War - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Casualties of War Reviews

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Brian Case
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Casualties of War is dull.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 1989
| Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 5, 2002
Too strident in its anti-war sentiment. Penn almost comes across as a caricature.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Another Brian De Palma movie, another bludgeoning. Or stabbing. Or body-drilling. Whatever -- as long as the victim's a woman.
David Poland
Hot Button
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 0/5
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide
December 22, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 67/100
Ethan Vestby
The Film Stage
July 20, 2016
Speaking to our near-masochistic desire to revisit works in the hope that we can reverse the tragic outcome, Casualties of War perhaps transcends the very label of "war film."
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 16, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Larry Carroll
August 9, 2002
An underrated film with perhaps the greatest performance that Michael J. Fox ever gave. DePalma looks at Vietnam through a different persepective than an audience is used to, making this far from your typical war movie. Penn, as always, is riveting to wat
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Superb, overlooked Vietnam drama may be Brian DePalma's finest hour.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
Who'd have thought De Palma had a war flick in him?
| 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
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 5, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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-
Cole Smithey
March 14, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 28, 2006
Fox is quite touching here, topped only by Sean Penn in a superb, frightening performance.
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