The Last Full Measure

The Last Full Measure

The Last Full Measure

A Pentagon investigator works to have a Vietnam War medic honoured in this war drama starring Sebastian Stan and Samuel L. Jackson.

34 years after his death, Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. (Jeremy Irvine, The Railway Man) is awarded the nation's highest military honour.

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Stuff

Stuff

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Oddly, it is in the combat recreations, that have been praised for their accuracy, that The Last Full Measure falters. But in the present day political and bureaucratic battles, the film really starts to pay its rent.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

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Ultimately, we're just meant to recognize bravery and salute. The movie's not strictly necessary for that.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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Writer/director Todd Robinson spins this tale of heroism with a lot of purple sentiment but surprisingly little of the jingoism expected from a film like this.

Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

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The film largely evades any perspectives that might question the institutions that put our soldiers in harm's way.

IndieWire

IndieWire

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"The Last Full Measure" is lost in the fog of war from the moment it starts.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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The amazing true story of a soldier's valour in Vietnam takes a back seat to a decades-long tale of bureaucratic incompetence and corruption.

The New York Times

The New York Times

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While its story mechanics are creaky, the valour of Pitsenbarger is evoked cogently, in well-executed battle sequences.

Variety

Variety

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No amount of marquee talent... can fully compensate for the inert melodrama peddled by this inspired-by-true-events film, which recounts the 1999 campaign to see Pitsenbarger properly feted.

Associated Press

Associated Press

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Despite its flaws, this movie reminds us all of the sacrifices made by soldiers and to be mindful of how we treat them when they come home.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Todd Robinson... has managed to turn this tribute to a verifiable hero into a plodding, somnolent snooze.

Stuff

Stuff

press

Oddly, it is in the combat recreations, that have been praised for their accuracy, that The Last Full Measure falters. But in the present day political and bureaucratic battles, the film really starts to pay its rent.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Ultimately, we're just meant to recognize bravery and salute. The movie's not strictly necessary for that.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

Writer/director Todd Robinson spins this tale of heroism with a lot of purple sentiment but surprisingly little of the jingoism expected from a film like this.

Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

press

The film largely evades any perspectives that might question the institutions that put our soldiers in harm's way.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

"The Last Full Measure" is lost in the fog of war from the moment it starts.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

The amazing true story of a soldier's valour in Vietnam takes a back seat to a decades-long tale of bureaucratic incompetence and corruption.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

While its story mechanics are creaky, the valour of Pitsenbarger is evoked cogently, in well-executed battle sequences.

Variety

Variety

press

No amount of marquee talent... can fully compensate for the inert melodrama peddled by this inspired-by-true-events film, which recounts the 1999 campaign to see Pitsenbarger properly feted.

Associated Press

Associated Press

press

Despite its flaws, this movie reminds us all of the sacrifices made by soldiers and to be mindful of how we treat them when they come home.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Todd Robinson... has managed to turn this tribute to a verifiable hero into a plodding, somnolent snooze.

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