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Allegiance Reviews

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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
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
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
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
December 27, 2012
Without its topical pretext and overzealous patriotism, Allegiance would be just another generic action film.
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
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
January 14, 2013
There's little insight here, but rather a generic cat-and-mouse scenario that progressively gets more far-fetched.
December 27, 2012
What, exactly, is the payoff for suffering through such painfully bad filmmaking for 93 minutes?
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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
June 7, 2016
A genre-savvy, ethically entangled military thriller by first-timer Michael Connors.
December 31, 2012
Allegiance's commitment to shades of gray translates into excellent opportunities for its cast, and they take full advantage.
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
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.
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