Casualties of War


Dir: Brian De Palma
Star: Michael J.Fox, Sean Penn, Don Harvey, John C.Reilly

[5] Fox in more American angst about Vietnam, as a soldier disgusted by the behaviour of his comrades who kidnap, rape and kill a Vietnamese girl. Well-made no doubt, with Penn especially good as the leader of the platoon, but the whole film revels in nastiness. Characters are introduced solely to get blown up, you get too many over-long shots of corpses and the rape scene is also stretched beyond reason.

Quality 7, attitude, 3/10.


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