“Rarely do words as stark as ‘heroism’ get parsed in filmmaking, but that’s just what Clint Eastwood‘s World War II feature Flags Of Our Fathers does. A diffuse and demanding picture that, as with most Eastwood films, takes a while to find its stride, it should nevertheless see good upscale market business, as well as make a deep critical footprint that will ensure awards consideration.” — from Brent Simon‘s review in the 10.11 Screen Daily.