there seems to be some confusion in the reviews for this film because it falls under the war genre.
its not an all guns blazing private Ryan or black hawk type film. but it still manages to keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. i really like a good war film and it doesn't have to be full of body parts and gunfire for me to say its a good war film.
its made as if its a documentary and i really liked the way it was filmed. it seemed to draw me more into it and make it feel like i was there. a bit like the start of private Ryan except all the carnage obviously. but that's the way the film is captured. and it does contain grain that is common practice in documentary style films these days but that doesn't bother me one bit or spoil my viewing of the film.
its best not to know the plot of the film as it would spoil the suspense and there is something always going on even if its not a shootout gun battle to keep your eyes glued to the TV screen. its definitely not a talky film you wont be bored but don't expect big gun battles.
i had never heard of this film until it received all its Oscar coverage. and i must say i can see now why it did so well at the Oscars.
tense, gripping and well made.