Last Flag Flying

124 mins
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Academy Award nominees Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell and Laurence Fishburne are reunited Vietnam War veterans in this comedy drama from... More

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Last Flag Flying | Ratings & Reviews

"Last Flag Flying is at once burdened and enriched by the past. Richard Linklater’s film sets itself a tall order, attempting to evoke the “spirit” of The Last Detail, Hal Ashby’s gritty jewel of ‘70s American cinema. Not only is The Last Detail among Ashby’s best-loved films, but also a key work in the Vietnam War-disillusioned “New Hollywood” movement and home to one of Jack Nicholson’s most spellbinding performances. It’s like following up Chinatown years later with The Two Jakes: there’s merit in the endeavour but the result generally plays like a faint echo of what once was."

Flicks, Aaron YapFlicks

"The movie is so laden it's hard to endure. But worth it."


"The central reason that "Last Flag Flying" fails to take wing is that its characters don't ring true. Not really. You never feel, in your bones, that you're watching battle-scarred veterans."


"It's a major film pitched just above a whisper."

Time OutTime Out

"Even if "Last Flag Flying" isn't quite persuasive, it is nonetheless enormously thought-provoking, and its roughness is a sign of how earnestly it grapples with matters that other movies about war prefer not to think about."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Yet another Linklater hangout movie, with minimal plot and maximum room for anti-establishment rhetoric and reflections on the passage of time."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"An understated gem and a fabulous showcase for a triumvirate of American acting titans."


"Richard Linklater's intimate drama about three old friends and military funeral gives the A-list trio of Cranston, Carell and Fishburne a chance to shine."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"It's a sharp critique of American bluster, but also a sincere and funny valentine to everyday American life."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"The weave of sombre introspection, rueful reminiscence, irreverent comedy and sociopolitical commentary feels effortful, placing the movie among the less memorable entries in Linklater's canon."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

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M, Offensive language & sexual references
Comedy, Drama
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