Honorable but plodding. Clint Eastwood salutes the famous photograph of U.S. servicemen raising the flag on Iwo Jima. In paying homage to these ”heroes,” Eastwood wants to show us that World War II was darker than any legendary photo. But he’s demythologizing what no longer needs to be demythologized.
Genre: Drama, War; Starring: Adam Beach, Jesse Bradford, Joseph Cross, Barry Pepper, Ryan Phillippe, Benjamin Walker, Paul Walker, Ken Watanabe; Director: Clint Eastwood; Author: William Broyles Jr., Paul Haggis; Release Date Wide: 10/20/2006; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 132; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Posted October 27 2006 — 12:00 AM EDT
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