Allegiance (2012)

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) --… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 28, 2012
DVD Release Date: February 6, 2013
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

An intermittently compelling but ultimately disappointing drama that loses track of its own point of view in favor of more generic storytelling.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

This well-acted debut feature from Michael Connors (a former Army captain) is too limited in ambition and scope to satisfy our expectations.

Eric Hynes
Film Comment Magazine

A genre-savvy, ethically entangled military thriller by first-timer Michael Connors.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

The plot ticks along steadily, if predictably; but we've often seen these soldiers before.

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David Fear
Time Out

What, exactly, is the payoff for suffering through such painfully bad filmmaking for 93 minutes?

Mark Adams
Screen International

Writer/director Michael Connors creates a good sense of atmosphere and clearly knows his way around the military milieu, but never manages instill the film with a much-needed sense of dramatic tension despite a solid enough story structure.

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Simon Abrams
Village Voice

Without its topical pretext and overzealous patriotism, Allegiance would be just another generic action film.

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

Thoughtful characterizations and commendable performances only go so far when what's working as an intimate exposÚ of the rank and file facing a gut-check moment of utilitarianism tries to become a taut thriller against the clock.

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Todd Jorgenson

There's little insight here, but rather a generic cat-and-mouse scenario that progressively gets more far-fetched.

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