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Jarhead (2005) 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,… 2005-11-04 R PT115M Jamie Foxx Jake Gyllenhaal Chris Cooper Peter Sarsgaard Universal
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Jarhead (2005)

MPAA Rating: R

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EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Nov 04, 2005; Rated: R; Length: 115 Minutes; With: Jamie Foxx and Jake Gyllenhaal; Distributor: Universal

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.

Originally posted Nov 11, 2005 Published in issue #850 Nov 18, 2005 Order article reprints