Summary: Excellent reconstruction of a disgraceful act,Brian De Palma's Redacted is a shocking,saddening and absorbing portrayal of American soliders in Iraq. Just like in his precedent masterpiece,"The Casualties of War", De Palma films soldiers in a way nobody ever could,in a cinema-verite approach that...
Summary: Really should not have been released in theaters. However, it is solid made for TV material. The cast, for the most part, is horrible but they are supposed to be. You will never see these actors again save for one perhaps, the Blix character.
Summary: I'm as liberal and anti-war (this one) as you can get. The movie simply sucks. You guys ought to focus on that. I haven't seen such a poorly acted or scripted piece of crap since Point Break. Horribly done in every way. If somebody wants t make a good movie about this incident, I'm all for it.
Summary: An unsatisfying reinactment of certain incidents; the film lacks immediacy, believability and depth and DePalma is definitely the wrong director for this sort of thing. If it has a merit, it's that is succeeds in showing how easily war can manipulate the psyche. Final Grade: C
Summary: The movie itself is based on the true events of mahmudiyah killing in Iraq where a group of US soldiers raped a 14 year old girl, burned her body, and murdered her family. They all kept their mouths shut until one of the men told a psychiatrist.
Summary: An internet slam poetess self-aggrandizingly vociferates about Hollywood's uneven depiction of American and Third World lives, in which a film like "Casualties of War" would be an exception to the rule, because it forces an audience to face the dissonant music of war; that the soldiers, "our boys",...
Summary: Just saw this at Sunset & Cresent Heights. Not sure why only one showing per night... at 9:50PM. I think even Laemmle theaters is afraid of the film. Well, I'm in awe of Brian DePalma. I tip my hat to him.
Summary: Neocons will hate it? Hardly. Neocons won't see it. Frankly, Liberals won't see it either. 2 of my liberal friends started watching it on HDNet on Thursday night and were bored to death before the first hour concluded. That's the biggest sin in moving-making. Don't bore your audience.