Southern Comfort
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A handful of part time soldiers unwittingly turn a field exercise into a miniature war in this offbeat action drama from writer and director Walter Hill. A group of National Guard reservists are sent to Louisiana on a chilly weekend for war games exercises. None of these weekend warriors seem especially happy to be there, especially laid-back Spencer (Keith Carradine), tightly-wound macho man Reece (Fred Ward) and transplanted Texan Hardin (Powers Booth). While making their way through swamp country, the reservists discover their maps are out of date and they've become lost. Rather than… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The notion of Vietnam as quagmire is literalized in this stunning 1981 action-suspense film."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Fails to deliver all that's promised."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Goes down relatively smooth. Pour yourself a glass or three of its namesake, and enjoy!"
‑ Brian Mckay,
"Beyond its genre roots and its deeper meanings, Southern Comfort is a well-honed study of characters and setting."
‑ Noel Murray, The Dissolve
"An atmospheric, tough-as-nails survival tale, and arguably Walter Hill's best movie overall. Well cast with a great Ry Cooder score. Packs a definite wallop."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Walter Hill gives machismo, and he takes it away"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Perfectly entertaining gung-ho war flick. Walter Hill knows his action."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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