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The sense of humor in this smart-ass service comedy is actually more sick-making than all the bloody operating room splish-splashing. The gags are constructed to have a practical-joke thrust: there is always a victim and a violator. The jokers are a couple of barbarians, conceitedly acted by Elliott Gould and Donald Sutherland, and the audience is supposed to thoroughly relish their ravaging of the countryside. But, disregarding the petty scale of their activities, what makes them any more amiable than the average American imperialist? Directed by Robert Altman. 1970.

Duncan Shepherd

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