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Stylistically this is more interesting and more affected than Schumacher's Flawless. Either way, it's a big improvement on his past tendentious nonsense. A biographical record of a company of men training for Vietnam at a military academy, it's not unlike the first half of Full Metal Jacket, though less of a theorem than Kubrick's vision. Schumacher uses a gritty handheld style - standard but unobtrusive - and gets a testy lead performance from Farrell as the charismatic rebel. Involving but inconsequential.

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Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Joel Schumacher
Screenwriter: Ross Klavan, Michael McGruther
Cast: Colin Farrell
Matthew Davis
Clifton Collins Jr
Thomas Guiry
Shea Whigham
Russell Richardson
Nick Searcy
Afemo Omilami
Keith Ewell
Cole Hauser
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