Casualties of War


Action / Crime / Drama / History / War

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 83%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 74%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 36176


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Sean Penn as Sgt. Tony Meserve
Michael J. Fox as Eriksson
John Leguizamo as PFC Antonio Diaz
Ving Rhames as Lt. Reilly
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1hr 53 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by carlson_7 10 / 10

Excellent Vietnam movie

What a movie!!!Not for the faint- hearted.It depicts the ultimate inhumanity of war.Michael J Fox is superb of the supreme cast.I believe such incidents unfortunately occurred.After watching the film,I was revolted by the way the Vietnamese young woman was treated by the American soldiers.May there never be another war.It was a relief to see the soldiers involved received the punishment they so rightly deserved.One realizes the complications of being in the armed forces.It is no wonder that so many returning soldiers suffer from Post Traumatic Depression.It makes the issue of being drafted deplorable.Soldiers should only be involved in a war by volunteering,not being drafted.

Reviewed by powermandan 10 / 10

Goes Way Beneath The Surface of Animals In War.

Casualties of War will probably go down as the most underrated war movie ever. Maybe it isn't as good as Saving Private Ryan or Full Metal Jacket, but Casualties of War really isn't far behind it. What makes this hated by some it its subject matter, but in some cases you have to look past what is happening and apply the general circumstances to other things that may happen in other places. Do this with Casualties of War, and you see exactly why it is so good.

Michael J Fox abandons his comedic charm as Private Ericsson, a newcomer in the Vietnam War. Some people say that Fox was wrongfully cast and ones that did not see this were unsure of how he could pull off such a serious role. He may not be funny, but he is still like a little like he was in Family Ties. The role of Ericsson needed to be a young underdog, so casting Michael J Fox was good.

As a newcomer to war, Ericsson quickly sees how scary battles can be. Luckily, his loyal platoon has his back 100%. The leader of the platoon is the insane Sgt. Meserve, played disturbingly well by Sean Penn. Most war movies focus on how war changes people for the worse, ultimately turning them into sadistic killing machines. Meserve and some other members of the platoon personify the different levels of this, ranging from scared to animalistic.

Just as Ericsson begins to question why he is there, the platoon kidnap the most beautiful woman in a Vietnamese village and aspire to use her as their sex slave. Ericsson and Diaz (John Leguizamo) want no part of it, but Ericsson is the only one willing to stand up to his men. The rape is briefly shown, but all the implications and extreme fear in the girl makes the movie disturbing enough. Ericsson is bullied for his refusal and he eventually tries to help her escape. It eventually leads to her extremely brutal death that is heartbreaking. Ericsson is haunted by the events and is determined to prosecute the men that protected him but murdered her.

Yes, the movie deals with a soldier trying to stop rape. I saw it as a young man who was faced with a dilemma to stay loyal to the men that protect him and his own country, yet preventing such barbaric acts. It is about a man who must go against the crowd for his own principles. The torn loyalty could be applied to many different real-life situations, not just war.

Reviewed by harmonythecat 10 / 10

Film Works Well on More Than One Level of Reality

Apocalypse Now Redux is a close second, but has a weak ending, in my opinion. Casualties of War is expertly directed by DePalma. Penn and Fox give intense performances. Casualties' grip on the viewer increases step by stop and scene by scene. Each scene ends with a dilemma that "hooks" the audience and demands continued viewing. Each scene begins with either a resolution of the previous scene's hook, or begins with an oblique answer that leads into a direction not anticipated by some viewers. Like DePalma's best films Casualties is primarily a thriller. One doesn't need any political viewpoint to enjoy this film. The film works well on more than one level of reality, which is always an artistic accomplishment.

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