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Billy Lynn`s Long Halftime Walk
An infantryman recounts the final hours before he and his fellow soldiers return to Iraq
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Billy Lynn`s Long Halftime Walk

English
DramaWar
11 Nov, 2016
1 hrs 53 mins
60%
331 votes
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The journey of a soldier who nearly escapes death at the battle ground and brings back victory to his country.
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Verdict: A simple portrayal of what soldiers go through in everyday life, in all aspects. Directed by Ang Lee and written by Jean-Christophe Castelli, this film is based on the novel of the same name by Ben Fountain. It was adapted by Simon Beaufoy, the same Oscar-winning screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire. This film is part […]... ...Read full review
Clint Eastwood`s portrayal of the predicament of a decorated military hero in American Sniper was more hard-hitting. This ones effective in portions, but falls short of holding your undivided attention. ...Read full review
Ang Lee is an artist a true film innovator. So even when his reach exceeds his grasp, you can`t help cheering his effort. Such is the case with Billy Lynn`s Long Halftime Walk, an Iraq war movie that two-time Oscar winner Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi) has chosen to shoot in 3D with a frame rate of 120 frame per second, about five times the industry standard. Why? I have my theories. ...Read full review
Once a soldier, always a soldier. The war may die down and the wounds may heal, but the scars last forever. Ang Lee`s introspective film encompasses this brutal reality of a solider, who cannot leave the war behind him. The blood on his hands never allows him to be at peace, long after his duty is over. ...Read full review
Ang Lee is an artist a true film innovator. So even when his reach exceeds his grasp, you can`t help cheering his effort. Such is the case with Billy Lynn`s Long Halftime Walk, an Iraq war movie that two-time Oscar winner Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi) has chosen to shoot in 3D with a frame rate of 120 frame per second, about five times the industry standard. Why? I have my theories. Ben Fountain`s 2012 novel, far funnier and more biting than the tame screenplay by Jean-Christophe Castelli, offers an opportunity for a striking contrast. There`s Army Specialist Billy Lynn, a 19-year-old Texan nicely played by British newcomer Joe Alwyn, proving himself a war hero by rushing to the aid of his injured sergeant, Shroom (Vin Diesel, over his head). We know this because someone captured the deed on a cell phone. Then there`s Billy reluctantly participating in a two-week victory tour with the other surviving members of his Bravo squad, the big moment in terms of optics being a televised celebration with Destiny`s Child at a 2004 NFL Thanksgiving halftime show. By filming the battle scenes with the same hyperclarity as the football spectacle, Lee could show how Hollywood fantasy and harsh reality have blended into the same pixelated entertainment junk food. ...Read full review