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Casualties of War Reviews

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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.
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Variety Staff
Variety
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.
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Brian Case
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Casualties of War is dull.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Penn plays Meserve with terrific elan. There is plausibility in every movement and gesture, and especially in his crafty handsomeness. His Meserve is the sort of man one credits with thoughts when the mind may, in fact, be completely blank.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It is a breakthrough work, a signal of an artist's blossoming maturity, and one of the most punishing, morally complex movies about men at war ever made.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 1989
Read More | Original Score: 2/4