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R| 2 hr. 1 min.

Plot Summary
A police detective (Charlize Theron) helps a retired Army sergeant (Tommy Lee Jones) search for his son, a soldier who went missing soon after returning from Iraq. Hank Deerfield, a Vietnam War veteran, learns that his son may have met with foul play after a night on the town with members of his platoon.

Cast: Tommy Lee Jones , Charlize Theron , Jason Patric , Susan Sarandon , James Franco , Barry Corbin , Josh Brolin , Frances Fisher

Director: Paul Haggis

Genres: Drama, War

Distributor: Warner Independent

In the Valley of Elah (2007)

Release Date: September 21st, 2007|2 hr. 1 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 29 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The haunting, heart-piercing Elah isn't perfect. It's something better: essential. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    For the most part it is an effective, disturbing and - a rarity for Haggis - subtle exploration of the stateside war story. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A rare blend of emotional content and intelligent material that makes it simultaneously gut-wrenching and thought-provoking. show more

  • April 12, 2013 tf00000000111633
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    Crazy and unhinged anti-military propaganda posing as a movie.

  • September 19, 2009 euvin
    Report This User

    Paul Haggis, how dare you fly my flag upside down. You piece of ****! Tommy Lee. You are supposed to be a serious actor. Why did you sign up to partake in this mockery of a movie.

  • February 21, 2009 Gary Hellman
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    Some great acting, but a more dishonorable and slanted story line than anyone could imagine. It does a terrible disservice to our service people who put their lives on the line for our freedom. Just more in a long and sad line of Hollyweird propaganda. War is hell, but warriors deserve better than this garbage.

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