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Rules of Engagement Reviews

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July 8, 2015
The drama effectively combines combat and potboiler courtroom drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 1, 2015
Tense but shallow military drama heavy on violence, language
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 19, 2013
Something is missing
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 4, 2010
If the makers hadn't stuck so closely to the rules, this film would have been far more engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 23, 2003
Not exactly a triumphant return to form for maverick director William Friedkin, but it's not bad, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 13, 2002
Whereas a TV version of the same material might flounder, this slick, big-budget film works because there is legitimate doubt as to both the level of guilt of the accused and the outcome of the trial.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 21, 2002
A thriller set in Yemen that turns into an ethical examination of the use of force by the military.
October 24, 2001
It has the gumption to open a huge ethical can of worms without the first idea what to do with them.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 9, 2001
Hey, dazzle us with a movie, don't shove it down our throats.
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March 19, 2001
A silly courtroom thriller that comes dangerously close to remaking [Joel] Schumacher's A Time to Kill.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 1, 2000
There is little suspense.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
Rules of Engagement suffers from a serious split personality disorder.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
At the end we have a film that attacks its central issue from all sides and has a collision in the middle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
What rescues the movie, time and again, is the strength of Jones' and Jackson's performances ... and the capable direction of William Friedkin.
January 1, 2000
Nothing can redeem this film's deep immorality.
January 1, 2000
This film was born without an ending. Instead, it just sort of stops going, in an extremely disappointing and dull fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 1, 2000
This two-hour drama -- like A Few Good Men and Courage Under Fire -- is worthy of your attention.
January 1, 2000
The two actors are soldiers of hard-headed substance at attention in a field of milder actors at ease.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
Utterly nauseating.
January 1, 2000
The central flaw of Rules of Engagement is the script.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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