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Genres: Drama , War
Actors: Michael J. Fox , Sean Penn , Don Harvey , John C. Reilly , John Leguizamo , Thuy Thu Le , Erik King , Jack Gwaltney , Ving Rhames , Dan Martin , Dale Dye , Steve Larson , John Linton , Vyto Ruginis , Al Shannon
Director: Brian De Palma
Country: United States
Year: 1989
IMDB Rating: 7.0/10 (22528 votes)

During the Vietnam war, a girl is taken from her village by five American soldiers. Four of the soldiers rape her, but the fifth refuses. The young girl is killed. The fifth soldier is determined that justice will be done. The film is more about the realities of war, rather than this single event.

Film Review

I like war films when done well. Platoon was fantastic and I'm gonna put Casualties of War right up there with that multi-Oscar winner. That may sound a little haughty from me – but this film is deserving of such an accolade. The story is harrowing, the material itself shocking at times – but the overall result is a masterpiece.I won't go into the plot details here in this review as it has been well covered at this stage but I will go into certain specific elements of the movie.Acting: Fox is fantastic here – never better. Fox is a good actor anyway, we all know that, but I feel he does not get the credit he deserves sometimes. To some he will always be Marty McFly from the BTTF movies (to be honest he will be to me too) but he really puts in a great shift in this flick. His naturalistic, everyman style makes you want to root for him no matter what. He carries the film in my view as the only true upstanding character in the army who sticks by his beliefs no ma…

This is heart breaking to watch. Because it is so brutal and Sean Penn is so evil here, while MJ Fox so .. MJ Fox.And if you read about the details, the original story in the paper, the real sentences, the journalist and what he stood for all his career, all the more heart breaking.I think DePalma got a lot of slack for this. His 2 movies that opens the 80s –> Blow out and closing it –> this one are similarly in ending, however so that one is based on a true story the other not.This is what you get when a great technician with great material with great actors. It just clicks like clockworks. Every scene is a show stopper, every expression is intensified, every action perilous and full of scruples.

The latest in a now long line of post-Vietnam War flashbacks is suitably intense and horrific, but suffers from a major drawback: it's all been seen before. Director Brian De Palma nevertheless brings a professional sheen to the film, adding a note of urgency to the already shocking story of the kidnap and gang rape of a Vietnamese girl by battle-scarred American GIs, acting out their most primitive instincts beyond the jurisdiction of any moral restraint. David Rabe's screenplay was based on an actual incident, which shows in the weak resolution: the punishment (prison terms) doesn't fit the brutality of the crime. De Palma's direction is always at its best when he isn't, as usual, aping Alfred Hitchcock, but this film is almost too strong at times: it's easy to read the story as a microcosm of the war and of the fate of the Vietnamese people, but that doesn't make it any less difficult to sit through. Michael J. Fox handles himself well playing the…


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