A new sergeant (Scott Glenn) tries to stop an amoral soldier (Joaquin Phoenix) and his associates from running a black-market operation.
" If you can get past the idea that Buffalo Soldiers ... has any real relevance, you are likely to enjoy its sitcom snap and the performance of Phoenix. "
" Eventually, the movie's rampant nihilism catches up with it. "
" It's a well-done satire that only the thinnest of skins would find insulting. "
" Suffers from melodramatic overkill. "
" A sharp, savagely funny look at the Army during peacetime with 'nothing to kill but time.' "
" The film hits so many dissonant notes and random targets that its dark, dry wit is hard to locate in the buckshot. "
" It's a refreshing change from the recent string of celluloid recruiting poster movies. "
" See Buffalo Soldiers for its anarchic black-comedy touches, the quirky chemistry between Phoenix and Paquin, but try holding your nose when the plot goes into action-movie overdrive. "
" At a time when the idea of patriotism is sometimes used to stifle dissent, it is important to remember that gripes and disgruntlement and anti-authoritarian gestures are part of our national heritage. "
" A scathing and very funny indictment of the U.S. military. "
" It captures almost exactly the deadpan sarcasm and world-class bitterness most privates feel toward the vaunted entity that has absorbed them. "
" Ultimately, it's a cold, caustic film that doesn't take a strong point of view but seems to offer up its numerous set pieces ... for sheer goony pleasure. "
" It's mostly a lurching, clumsy affair, a very poor man's Catch-22. "
" Has many fine performances ... yet the movie fails to give meaning to their actions, or to evoke sympathy for their anti-hero attitudes. "
" The characters, if not sympathetic, are at least interesting and brought to life with authenticity by the talented cast. "
" It's an enjoyable and occasionally thought-provoking motion picture whose viewership should not be diminished by the unfortunate and inaccurate 'anti-American' label. "
" Imagine Radar from M*A*S*H gone bad, and you get the idea. "
" Like its bored soldiers, this movie seems to play with volatile substances with not nearly enough respect for their meaning. "
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