Before you watch the movie it would do you good to familarize yourself with the History of this little known War, often called “The Dutch Vietnam”:
As an amateur military historian and writer, I really enjoyed the authentic “feel” of this movie.
Was it over the top in parts? Sure, but all great war movies are in one way or another.
Early Cold War Conflicts like this that show the basic tenets of Asymmetrical Warfare are really important for the armed citizen to study.