The Thin Red Line (Film) Review

The Thin Red Line

Released: 23rd December 1998
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, George Clooney
Rating: R
Running Time: 180

This is a complex but powerful work with high intensity.

Geoff Andrew (Time Out) said:
"It's a genuinely epic cine-poem that essentially sidesteps history, politics and conventional ethics to deal with war as an absolute, inevitable and eternal facet of existence."
Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times) said:
Todd McCarthy (Variety) said:
"A complex, highly talented work marked by intellectual and philosophical ambitions!"
Janet Maslin (New York Times) said:
"Intermittently brilliant!"
Jack Mathews (Los Angeles Times) said:
"A haunting, scattered reminiscence piece, where the mind is allowed to drift through its memories, and retrieve impressions of the beautiful and the hideous, the serene and the hysterical, the banal and the profound."
David Hunter (Hollywood Reporter) said:
"An uncannily timed movie phenomenon!"


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