Heartbreak Ridge
Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

Having spent much of his directorial career emulating Don Siegel and John Ford, Clint Eastwood borrows a page from the catalogue of Sam Fuller in Heartbreak Ridge. Eastwood casts himself as an old-fashioned Marine Corps sergeant who is out… More

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: October 1, 2002
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
83%
Flixster
User Score
74%

Available Online



Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

Heartbreak Ridge offers another vintage Clint Eastwood performance.

Full review…
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.

Full review…
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Set during the Grenada War, Clint Eastwood's war movie is a formulaic, old-fashioned actioner wearing its ideology on its sleeves.

Full review…
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.

Full review…
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.

Full review…
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

You may not always like Eastwood's films, but you seldom get downright bored by them.

Full review…
Vincent Canby
New York Times

As the gritty, raspy-voiced sergeant, Mr. Eastwood's performance is one of the richest he's ever given.

Full review…
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.

Full review…
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

For a war film, Heartbreak Ridge is oddly lighter in spirit than many of Eastwood's other films from this period.

Full review…
More reviews for Heartbreak Ridge

Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Maybe because it's dated now, but I didn't think it was Eastwood's best performance.
Pierluigi Puccini
I don't give a damn about predictability when I'm having this much fun with the always badass and gravely voiced Clint kicking asses and throwing in… More
Clintus Maximus
Being a lifelong Eastwood fan, I re-visited Heartbreak Ridge after reading that it was produced after Louis Gossett Jr. won an Oscar for An Officer and a… More
Al S
Clint Eastwood gives one of the best performances of his career. A wickedly funny and action-packed drama. A powerful, compelling and exhilerating movie.
Conner Rainwater
Almost like the counterpart to A Few Good Men for some reason. This showcases the hard as nails Clint Eastwood as a drill sergeant who will do anything to whip… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Clint Eastwood is great when he kicks some Marine's butts.