Heartbreak Ridge
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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 of step with the new-fashioned military. He returns to his old outfit as a gunnery sergeant, where he runs afoul of 1980s-style superior officers to whom the words "Gung Ho" are foolish anachronisms. But through his tough tutelage, Eastwood's lackadaisical platoon is whipped into a first-rate fighting machine, favoring teamwork over such New… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

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"Set during the Grenada War, Clint Eastwood's war movie is a formulaic, old-fashioned actioner wearing its ideology on its sleeves."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Clint Eastwood is at his macho, insubordinate best in this exuberant, salty military movie with more memorable lines and funny moments than most comedies."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"You may not always like Eastwood's films, but you seldom get downright bored by them."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Eastwood's clearly having a ball as a gravel-throated solider man."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"For a war film, Heartbreak Ridge is oddly lighter in spirit than many of Eastwood's other films from this period."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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