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April 12, 2013
Crazy and unhinged anti-military propaganda posing as a movie.
September 19, 2009
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
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.
December 01, 2008
This is a beautiful movie and among the most moving I have seen in a long time. Tommy Lee Jones is a brilliant actor and brings subtle quietness but determination to this role. The upside down flag symbolization is truly dramatic. I can't believe this movie was passed over and that stupid "No Country for Old Men" won a best picture oscar. This was by far a better movie.
May 22, 2008
I'm a shamed of Tommy Lee Jones for making such a mockery ofour serviceman. All our soldiers and our president deserve our respect and admiration for a very hard job.
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San Francisco Chronicle
For the most part it is an effective, disturbing and - a rarity for Haggis - subtle exploration of the stateside war story. Full Review
The New York Times
However you judge the movie's politics, and whatever its flaws, there is something inarguable, something irreducibly honest and right, about Mr. Jones's performance. Full Review
A rare blend of emotional content and intelligent material that makes it simultaneously gut-wrenching and thought-provoking. Full Review
The last scene of In the Valley of Elah may be the most ridiculously ham-fisted and over-the-top moment in all of 2007’s supposed prestige cinema. Full Review
Wall Street Journal
The more I thought about it, the less I liked what it turned out to be -- a vague promise unkept. Full Review