Even when the script slips into sermonizing -- a Swoff voice-over informs us that we're all still "in the desert" -- Mendes keeps invading us with emotions. The jolt of Jarhead is undeniable, and it comes when you least expect it. show more
A harsh and thoroughly unromantic examination of the scarring effects of war. show more
What we're left with is solid if not exceptional, though it's good to see Mendes expanding as a filmmaker. show more
August 09, 2010 Sraiden8
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great movie but for some may be hard to watch
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