My initial review:

It's surprising that a movie as radical as Buffalo Soldiers could be distributed at all since it's about the most effective anti-war movie I've seen in a long time. It's filled with fresh acting, though the movie's villain doesn't really convince while the lead character could have been portrayed by a better actor (Phoenix isn't interesting at all).

A revisit was not so great, including the radicalness I felt, the freshness of the acting (what was I thinking?), nor the anti-war sentiment strong at all. I even went as far awarding it best story of movies I watched first time in 2008, which is something a little puzzling now. Instead, it just feels pointless and arbitrary.