You'd only have to be someone growing up in the liberal part of the world who has minimal amount of common sense to know that this movie is completely fantasy land. No military would have tolerated such immature heroic behaviors in an active war zone for more than a day. The audience is not looking for documentary-style accuracy, granted, but would very soon become disgusted when they are treated like idiots! This movie failed to create any remotely believable characters or scenarios. Half way through the movie, I was stunned in disbelief in how something like this could be nominated, and even won, the best picture of 2010, or ever.
To be fair I would probably rated this movie 3 out of 10 because I do enjoy the performance from Renner for whatever plots he had left to work with. The cinematography is gray and dusty throughout but I wouldn't say horrible. However, given how bloated the rating is on this site, I'm going to opt for an one to counter the opinions.
Academy I had higher expectations for you than this. What can I say. Love hurts.