U.S. Release Date: 2017-12-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Scott Cooper
Cast: Christian Bale, Peter Mullan, Timothee Chalamet, Jesse Plemons, Jonathan Majors, Ben Foster, Rory Cochrane, Adam Beach, Q’orianka Kilcher, Wes Studi, Rosamund Pike, Stephen Lang
A morality play that has much in common with the so-called “revisionist” Westerns of recent years.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2017-12-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Director: Michael Mann
Cast: Al Pacino, Natalie Portman, William Fichtner, Dennis Haysbert, Ted Levine, Wes Studi, Mykelti Williamson, Ashley Judd, Amy Brenneman, Diane Venora, Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, Val Kilmer, Robert De Niro, Kevin Gage
Taking the focus off the Pacino/De Niro sequences and allowing the movie to stand on its own reveals a production of uncommon power and intensity.
Rewards lazy, inattentive viewing...another example of why chilling, thoughtful horror is an endangered species.
Artificial and reeking of white privilege, this is the kind of movie that causes people to mutter things about “entitlement” when speaking of the “Hollywood elite.”
Exactly what the average movie-goer would expect from something with this title and these actors and, judged on that basis, it rarely misfires.
More about character and performance - specifically, a career-best turn for Sam Elliott as Lee Hayden - than narrative.
An old-fashioned inspirational tale about the undertrodden overcoming.
Embraces many of the clichés of the war movie but, instead of laying them out in a rote fashion, the film synthesizes them into a visceral, ultimately inspirational result.
One of the best neo-Hitchcockian mystery/thrillers to have emerged from any country in any language during the last few years, if not longer.
It’s unfortunate the filmmakers aren't able to provide a sharper focus for a movie with too much plot for too short a running time.