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Act of Valor


Genre :

Action, Thriller

Release Date :

February 24, 2012

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh

Starring :

Roselyn Sanchez, Emilio Rivera, Jason Cottle, Nestor Serrano, Gonzalo Menendez, Ailsa Marshall, Alex Veadov, Drea Castro, Timothy Gibbs, Alexander Asefa

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Review rate : D+

“..when the movie attempts to humanize them, the dialogue feels forced..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Review rate : D

“..unlike the men who populate it, has an identity problem..”
by Jeannette Catsoulis [New York Times]
Review rate : D+

“..there are enough small things to keep it interesting even when many of the big things fail..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..the well-intentioned stab at manufactured authenticity yields a mixed bag of results..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [Hollywood Reporter]
“..the true bad-ass commandoes from the front lines, acting out what supposedly is a fictionalized version of one of their many missions..”
by Marshall Fine [Hollywood & Fine]
Review rate : C

“..the story could have been told better..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
Review rate : D

“..the script undermines the sense of authenticity at every turn..”
by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post]
1.5 of 4

“..the result is a film with a facade of authenticity stretched across an armature of comic-book heroism and absurd villainy..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
Review rate : D

“..the casting of active-duty Navy SEALs here makes no sense at all..”
by Keith Phipps [AV Club]
Review rate : D+

“..sadly, everything else it does plays like an inadvertent insult to those it wants to champion..”
by Bill Gibron [Filmcritic.com]
1 of 5

“..like watching the wrestlers in dramas produced by the WWE..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
“..it's all about you-are-there adrenaline injections, a string of jolts to work up an appetite for the real thing..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
Review rate : A

“..completely shut off any part of your brain that may dare to ask bigger questions about what you're watching and why..”
by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]
Review rate : D+

“..blurs the line between the real and the unreal something fierce..”
by Kenneth Turan [Los Angeles Times]
“..as propaganda, the film is laughable..”
by Andrew Schenker [Slant Magazine]

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