Heartbreak Ridge Reviews

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August 6, 2020
There's a by-the-numbers feel to it all, but Eastwood is the main reason to watch, as he whips the troops into shape in readiness for the invasion of Grenada.
August 6, 2020
The whole film seems ideologically forced and out of place, an attempt to resurrect the retentive virtues of Ford and Hawks without the cultural context that gave them expressive strength.
August 6, 2020
''Heartbreak Ridge'' is a film of genuine substance and courage.
August 6, 2020
Screenwriter Jim Carabatsos (yes, the very guy who wrote No Mercy) is a Vietnam vet. Yet he seems to have no idea of how men fight, get along or talk.
August 6, 2020
An unusually thoughtful look (and a broad one) at powers on the wane, at America's shift from Vietnam polarisations to 80's apathy, and at one man teetering on the brink of a lonely old age.
August 6, 2020
A film so uninvolving that you barely wake up for the big battle finale.
June 15, 2020
A drama that gets you in totally without you ever realising it.
July 13, 2018
What elevates the film are its dead-on verisimilitude about 1980s military culture, its lightly-worn insights into the larger issues at stake, and its precision-lathed dialogue, which is smart but never smarmy.
June 4, 2012
Set during the Grenada War, Clint Eastwood's war movie is a formulaic, old-fashioned actioner wearing its ideology on its sleeves.
July 7, 2010
Heartbreak Ridge offers another vintage Clint Eastwood performance.
June 15, 2010
You may not always like Eastwood's films, but you seldom get downright bored by them.
February 12, 2010
For a war film, Heartbreak Ridge is oddly lighter in spirit than many of Eastwood's other films from this period.
June 24, 2006
The film belongs to Eastwood. Now looking increasingly like an Easter Island statue, he has a voice pickled in bourbon, a tongue like razor wire, and a body so full of shrapnel that he can't walk through airport metal detectors.
October 15, 2005
Clint Eastwood is at his macho, insubordinate best in this exuberant, salty military movie with more memorable lines and funny moments than most comedies.
March 30, 2005
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October 17, 2003
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May 20, 2003
As the gritty, raspy-voiced sergeant, Mr. Eastwood's performance is one of the richest he's ever given.
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