By Brian M. Raftery
Updated October 20, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT
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  • Movie
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In this drawn-out drama that, strangely, neither rules nor is engaging, Jackson plays a disgraced Marine officer who hires buddy Jones, a semi-successful lawyer, to defend him after an overseas military operation goes bust. Director William Friedkin’s courtroom finale is annoyingly anticlimactic, but it’s his emphasis on gore and overly jingoistic imagery that gives Rules of Engagement its unnervingly exploitative taste. C-

Rules of Engagement

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 128 minutes
director
  • William Friedkin

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