Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk 3D

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk 3D


Oscar-winning director Ang Lee (Life of PiBrokeback Mountain) adapts the bestselling novel by Ben Fountain. 19-year-old Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with his hero's welcome. Vin Diesel, Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin and Chris Tucker appear in supporting roles.

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  • "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" casts a hard, mournful gaze at the indignities that its soldiers are made to suffer, from the lingering after-effects of PTSD to the self-serving pageantry that awaits them back home. Full Review

  • Dramatically inert, satirically inept and thematically insufferable, "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" is the most disappointing film of the year. Full Review

  • You may be surprised at how sweet this movie is and also, in retrospect, startled by how bleak its vision turns out to be. Full Review

  • This strategy is wrong at every level. It renders the images nauseating, it constantly rejects you emotionally from the performances, and it's showy and distracting. Worst, it turns the real issue of post-traumatic stress into a technological gimmick. Full Review

  • It's a curious, often lifeless film that has something to say and at times, almost makes a point or two, but too often it meanders awkwardly and Lee's decision to shoot it in this way only serves to show up the inadequacies even more. Full Review

  • The film isn't simply a technological experiment; it's also a highly original, heartfelt, and engrossing story. And part of the power of it lies in the way that those two things are connected. Full Review

  • An absorbing character study, even if it's ultimately not one that justifies its much-vaunted technological advances. Full Review

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