- Dennis Quaid gives one of the performances of a lifetime
- this film doesn't wrap things up in a tidy package. It is a great film about an American moral crisis.
- This is a brave, layered film that challenges the wisdom of victory at any price.
- novelistic in its events and characters
Watching the trailer, in the first few seconds, I couldn't help but be skeptical. It's just so formulaic. I thought comments by other reviewers were a joke. The trailer got better. And better. Then, there's Ebert's comment.
Totally stopped me in my tracks. Can't wait.