Sunday, May 24, 2015

Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

 Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Mario Van Peebles, Everett McGill. 130 min. Rated R. Action/Comedy.

Great director, but there was a period when Clint Eastwood made movies that couldn't stand the test of time. Before A Few Good Men made marines look invincible, before Full Metal Jacket created the iconic image of the mean army instructor, there was this film, following Top Gun's formula of a group of army trainees going through simulations, but ending up in real war (watching it, I predicted the closing act would be Grenada). These trainees are so Police Academy-style clownish, 30 years on. the film looks like another failed Eastwood attempt at comedy.

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