Well cast and performed, everyone gives this sprawling ensemble drama their all. Kosinski truly is an effective stylist, his directorial sensibilities pronounce his potential as an industrial filmmaker and one who I could see helping revitalize the Adventure film, a once-prominent genre deployed by Hollywood that has been languishing in recent years. Other people have stated it but he basically does outdo Berg in this ode to heroism and traditional masculinity. Only the Brave just feels too steeped in Machoism and the precept that toughness-infused masculinity is essential to living a good, moral life. I guess that's likely always the rub with these types of films - traditional masculine hegemony when it comes of roles, norms, expectations of living. Pretty damn good dramatically though due to the formidable direction and performances.
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