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Special Forces Reviews

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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
March 3, 2013
"Special Forces" has nothing constructive to say about bravery or the conflict in Afghanistan. It's just mindless action, and boring to boot.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Todd Jorgenson
October 15, 2012
Stephane Rybojad has seen too many Hollywood action movies, because the director of this overwrought and borderline laughable French war film copies many of them.
Chris Sawin
October 14, 2012
Predictable and run of the mill with terrible music and the most generic editing around, Special Forces feels like it lasts the 11 days it chronicles.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
October 12, 2012
Imagine Saving Private Ryan relocated to Afghanistan and Pakistan and you have the gist of first-time feature filmmaker Stéphane Rybojad's actioner about the rescue of a French journalist marked for death by the Taliban.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
October 12, 2012
If you turned the sound off and removed the subtitles, you might actually think you were watching an old Hollywood shoot-'em-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Andy Webster
New York Times
October 11, 2012
"Special Forces" aims to inspire but ends up wallowing in melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
October 11, 2012
It's not only Americans who can make leaden, video game-style exercises in dumb war action.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
October 11, 2012
An uneven effort ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
October 11, 2012
Solid entertainment, a chest-thumping (and reporter-hating) recruiting film in the "Act of Valor" mold - but with a French accent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Chris Packham
Village Voice
October 9, 2012
Could have been hilariously subversive if director Stéphane Rybojad had pushed it further.
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
October 5, 2012
The film walks a questionable line between Important Issue seriousness and antsy video-game machismo.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Paul Weedon
Little White Lies
November 17, 2011
War is awful. We get it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 17, 2011
Has an amusing, arrogant French Rambo-esque appeal to it that paints an uncompromising and lengthy black-and-white picture of the Afghanistan issue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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