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"The days of American specialness and bigness whether you're talking about Cecil B. DeMille or Henry Ford or Gen. Douglas MacArthur are pretty much gone, and voting for Tweedledum or Tweedledee in November won't bring them back," writes Andrew O'Hehir on Salon.com. "Our economy and society aren't what they used to be, and neither are our movies."
The film, directed by Peter Berg of "Battleship" and "Friday Night Lights" fame, is "trying to reclaim the discredited realm of the Iraq-Afghanistan conflicts as a zone for macho tragic fantasy, for the dream of American greatness," he added.