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

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 1, 2002
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

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

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

Clint Eastwood is at his macho, insubordinate best in this exuberant, salty military movie with more memorable lines and funny moments than most comedies.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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

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Scott Weinberg

Eastwood's clearly having a ball as a gravel-throated solider man.

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.

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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
Anthony Lawrie
Clint Eastwood has directed and stared in some of the greatest films of all time. Heartbreak Ridge is not one of them. Some of the lines are pretty good but… More
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
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.