A startling adaptation of Anthony Swofford’s Gulf War memoir that is nevertheless a tricky movie to warm up to. Shipped off to Operation Desert Shield, Swofford (Jake Gyllenhaal) and his fellow Marines are a mosh pit of testosterone in search of an outlet. Sam Mendes creates a new kind of journalistic war film: cool and funny, vivid and remote.
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Jake Gyllenhaal; Starring: Chris Cooper, Peter Sarsgaard; Director: Sam Mendes; Author: William Broyles Jr., Anthony Swofford; Release Date Wide: 11/04/2005; Runtime (in minutes): 115; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Universal
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