Flags of Our Fathers 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… Flags of Our Fathers 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… 2006-10-20 R PT132M Drama War Adam Beach Jesse Bradford Joseph Cross Barry Pepper Ryan Phillippe Benjamin Walker Paul Walker Ken Watanabe Paramount Pictures
Movie Review

Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Oct 20, 2006; Rated: R; Length: 132 Minutes; Genres: Drama, War; With: Adam Beach, Jesse Bradford, Joseph Cross, Barry Pepper and Ryan Phillippe...; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

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.

Originally posted Oct 27, 2006 Published in issue #905 Nov 03, 2006 Order article reprints