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After being granted a questionable transfer that will keep him stateside as his National Guard unit deploys for Iraq, Lieutenant Danny Sefton (Seth Gabel) becomes embroiled in a last minute AWOL attempt by one of his soldiers (Bow Wow) -- forcing him to choose between his loyalties to the fleeing soldier, his unit and his fiancÚ. (c) Xlrator Media

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 18%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An intermittently compelling but ultimately disappointing drama that loses track of its own point of view in favor of more generic storytelling."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"This well-acted debut feature from Michael Connors (a former Army captain) is too limited in ambition and scope to satisfy our expectations."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"What begins as a drama devolves by the halfway point into an overly long chase film, which only grows more and more boring."
‑ Louis Black, Austin Chronicle
"Allegiance's commitment to shades of gray translates into excellent opportunities for its cast, and they take full advantage."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
"The plot ticks along steadily, if predictably; but we've often seen these soldiers before."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"What, exactly, is the payoff for suffering through such painfully bad filmmaking for 93 minutes?"
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"While it's refreshing to watch a military drama that doesn't rely on action, CGI or heavy-handed preaching as a means of entertainment, Allegiance ultimately bites off more than it can chew, lacks bite and feels a little undercooked."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"Michael Connors does a fine job of not passing judgment on his characters, yet his depiction of his main character's dilemma is about the only thing he handles correctly."
‑ Drew Hunt, Slant Magazine
"Without its topical pretext and overzealous patriotism, Allegiance would be just another generic action film."
‑ Simon Abrams, Village Voice
"There's little insight here, but rather a generic cat-and-mouse scenario that progressively gets more far-fetched."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"I love when a movie creates an inherently dramatic situation and just lets it go. Sometimes plots try too hard. Allegiance just goes where the story takes it."
‑ Fred Topel, CraveOnline
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