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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
But the single most compelling performance may belong to Australian actor Guy Pearce.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The drama ultimately retreats to safer, duller, more illogical, and more reactionary impulses and stereotypes.
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70

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Friedkin turns on the juice and Jones and Jackson let it rip.
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63

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
As mechanical and predictable as a cuckoo clock, it shouldn't work half as well as it does.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Works splendidly as a courtroom thriller about military values as long as you don't expect it to seriously consider those values.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Sometimes, movies would work better if you couldn't see them.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The sentiments here are thoroughly semper fi, but the result occasionally works at cross-purposes.
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38

Mr. Showbiz

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Pearce is shot in such distorting closeups that he looks like an overdeveloped athlete who's been getting steroid injections in his cheeks.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A casualty of its own clumsy storytelling.
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38

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Strenuously as it tries, and pulse-poundingly successful as the embassy rescue scene is, Rules of Engagement never engages us.
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Rated R | For violence, explicit language