Heartbreak Ridge 1986

Critics score:
83 / 100

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Vincent Canby, New York Times: As the gritty, raspy-voiced sergeant, Mr. Eastwood's performance is one of the richest he's ever given. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: We have seen this story in a hundred other movies ... But Eastwood, as the producer, director and star, caresses the material as if he didn't know B movies have gone out of style. Read more

Chris Peachment, Time Out: The film belongs to Eastwood. Now looking increasingly like an Easter Island statue, he has a voice pickled in bourbon, a tongue like razor wire, and a body so full of shrapnel that he can't walk through airport metal detectors. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Heartbreak Ridge offers another vintage Clint Eastwood performance. Read more

Paul Attanasio, Washington Post: A few Cubans with AK47s isn't exactly "The Guns of Navarone." At the end, you can't decide whether Eastwood and his platoon should get medals or merit badges. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: To tell the truth, the Grenada Incursion looks even sillier on film than it did in the headlines. War is not hell, it's big box office. Read more