Mike McCoy

Act of Valor Review

With its use of active duty U.S. Navy Seals instead of actors and its allegedly true to life trappings, it would be far too easy to call Act of Valor out on the carpet for wearing its political leanings on its sleeve. It's pretty bad, but it never fully becomes a self-serious version of Team America and it just barely eschews becoming Call of Duty: The Movie. It's earnest, poorly staged jingoism would be more easily overlooked had the film been made by people who actually have a clue how to direct a movie.