Streamers
Streamers (1983)

In a cramped basic-training barracks during the Vietnam War, six young recruits test each other's manhood through a series of violent clashes, while awaiting orders that may send them overseas. Adapted from David Rabe's play, this… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 19, 2010
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

It goes partway toward realizing the full effect of a stage play as a film, then botches the job by the overabundant use of film techniques, which dismember what should be an ensemble performance.

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Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

... a different kind of filmed theater that combines the intimacy of the original play with a cinematic expressiveness.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Conveys the toxic effects of the Vietnam war

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Sure it's searing and intense, but so is a microwave oven.

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

What elevates the film above a dated topical discussion is Altman's imagining of the army barracks as a hothouse environment where tensions and fears play out in oddly manic outbursts%u2014and his direction of his actors accordingly.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

M*A*S*H* stripped from its wise-guy veneer

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The ensemble cast comes up smart with some fine spontaneous performances.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
An intense and well written drama that deals with matters like racism, homophobia, self-acceptance and the dehumanizing side of war, relying on a revealing… More
Steven Carrier
The string of films Robert Altman made during the 1980s ("Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean," "Secret Honor,"… More
Jason Reneau
I really didn't know what to think of the film. Other than the fact that it is a very effective drama. However, it was all over the place and I got dizzy… More