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Allegiance Reviews

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage
June 7, 2016
Thoughtful characterizations and commendable performances only go so far when what's working as an intimate exposť of the rank and file facing a gut-check moment of utilitarianism tries to become a taut thriller against the clock.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Eric Hynes
Film Comment Magazine
June 7, 2016
A genre-savvy, ethically entangled military thriller by first-timer Michael Connors.
Mark Adams
Screen International
June 7, 2016
Writer/director Michael Connors creates a good sense of atmosphere and clearly knows his way around the military milieu, but never manages instill the film with a much-needed sense of dramatic tension despite a solid enough story structure.
Todd Jorgenson
January 14, 2013
There's little insight here, but rather a generic cat-and-mouse scenario that progressively gets more far-fetched.
Louis Black
Austin Chronicle
January 4, 2013
What begins as a drama devolves by the halfway point into an overly long chase film, which only grows more and more boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
January 3, 2013
An intermittently compelling but ultimately disappointing drama that loses track of its own point of view in favor of more generic storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
January 2, 2013
While it's refreshing to watch a military drama that doesn't rely on action, CGI or heavy-handed preaching as a means of entertainment, Allegiance ultimately bites off more than it can chew, lacks bite and feels a little undercooked.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.75/10
Fred Topel
January 2, 2013
I love when a movie creates an inherently dramatic situation and just lets it go. Sometimes plots try too hard. Allegiance just goes where the story takes it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
December 31, 2012
Allegiance's commitment to shades of gray translates into excellent opportunities for its cast, and they take full advantage.
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
December 28, 2012
The plot ticks along steadily, if predictably; but we've often seen these soldiers before.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Simon Abrams
Village Voice
December 27, 2012
Without its topical pretext and overzealous patriotism, Allegiance would be just another generic action film.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
December 27, 2012
This well-acted debut feature from Michael Connors (a former Army captain) is too limited in ambition and scope to satisfy our expectations.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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David Fear
Time Out
December 27, 2012
What, exactly, is the payoff for suffering through such painfully bad filmmaking for 93 minutes?
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Drew Hunt
Slant Magazine
December 23, 2012
Michael Connors does a fine job of not passing judgment on his characters, yet his depiction of his main character's dilemma is about the only thing he handles correctly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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