Over There Review

Over There

by William Thomas |
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One for those who were disappointed by Jarhead’s low firefight quota, this bombastic military drama follows a company of US recruits as they ship out to Iraq. There’s no time for these grunts to get bored, not while AK-47s are rattling atop every dune and Baathist insurgents plotting like B-movie mad professors. It’s the first drama on any sized screen to take on the second Gulf War, which explains why Over There treads so carefully — the current conflict’s moral ambiguities are ironed out and the characters are disappointingly generic. It’s best to just ignore the modern-day setting and enjoy it for the slick, great-looking (and very violent) entertainment that it is.

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