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Film Review - Act of Valor


The “Call of Duty” video game franchise is a billion-dollar enterprise at this point, outgrossing even the most formidable Hollywood blockbusters in the time it takes to say “Call of Duty.” Movie producers, wanting a slice of that action, have cooked up “Act of Valor,” a “realistic” take on Navy SEAL procedures and camaraderie that’s about as geopolitically conscious as an episode of “The A-Team.” Draping itself in the American flag to counteract anticipated criticisms of its low-rent production values, “Act of Valor” is a disturbingly simplistic take on intensely complex matters of the heart and home, distilling the ferocious nature of combat down to heavily caffeinated gulp of jingoism, tarted up like a discount bin PS3 game purchase. Read the rest at


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