Mainly, I can't identify with soliders. Not ones that are in it for the "pink mist". Not ones for whom I'm supposed to feel sorry because they didn't get to kill anything. Perhaps I'm missing the message, but that's the one I got.
Gyllenhal doesn't convince, either. Mainly because he comes from the "glaring" school of acting. His google-eyed expression barely changes throughout the whole film, so Swoff just comes across as an enigma to me. Or perhaps that's because I just don't get the military mind at all.
Nicely shot, but so what?