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Sand Castle Reviews

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August 12, 2019
While the material isn't necessarily anything new - I thought the movie presented a slightly more interesting view of what when on there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 4, 2017
Sand Castle is a movie full of tension and fear and which makes sure the audience is right there with the soldiers throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.0/10
May 2, 2017
Humanistic look at Iraq war; violent battles, cursing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 27, 2017
Strip away everything tedious or generic, everything that merely advances the plot, and this would just be a movie about men's bodies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 27, 2017
It's not a bad war movie, just one you've seen a thousand times before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 23, 2017
Sand Castle does a respectable job of depicting a wretched conflict that none of its participants wanted, but its reason for being feels a little built on sand.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 21, 2017
An engaging, gripping fact-based drama starring Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road) as a young machine gunner in the U.S. Marines whose platoon is put in the impossible position of saving an Iraqi village.
April 21, 2017
Offers too little to the War is Hell genre to be noteworthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 21, 2017
Straightforward, but its authenticity is unquestionable.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 20, 2017
There's a good chance you might forget Sand Castle exists moments after watching it, much like how the world seems to have forgotten the massive scandal that the Iraq War was, now that every day basically begins with a chance of it ending in nuclear war.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 20, 2017
Gut-rot emotions are plentiful and powerful, but "Sand Castle" is best with the details of the day, grasping the nightmare of control that is Iraq, which inspires true fear in those tasked with implementing change.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 20, 2017
Sand Castle isn't exactly a modern classic in the tradition of Platoon, but it feels authentic in a way that I suspect those touched by war will find cathartic and comforting.
April 18, 2017
Sand Castle is an Iraq war story about certain futility, but there's a certain redundancy to political overtones that preach what we've been hearing all along.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 18, 2017
SAND CASTLE is another Netflix movie that doesn't really feel like a movie
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 18, 2017
It's that paradigm shift of war in the buzzing age of mass media: There is literally nothing more horrific than war, and yet nothing seems to become overfamiliar more quickly through modern media saturation.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 17, 2017
An Iraq War combat picture that fails to surprise, generic in the extreme.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 17, 2017
Unwittingly perhaps, Sand Castle reveals itself as a microcosm of America's foreign policy in the Middle East.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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