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R| 1 hr. 53 min.

Plot Summary
His tour of duty in Iraq finally over, Staff Sgt. Brandon King (Ryan Phillippe) returns home to Brazos, Texas, ready to re-enter civilian life. Unexpectedly, the Army invokes a clause in Brandon's military contract, requiring him to return to active duty in Iraq. With the help of close friend Michele (Abbie Cornish), Brandon goes AWOL and struggles to find a way out of the dilemma.

Cast: Ryan Phillippe , Abbie Cornish , Channing Tatum , Joseph Gordon-Levitt , Ciarán Hinds , Timothy Olyphant , Victor Rasuk , Rob Brown

Director: Kimberly Peirce

Genres: Drama, War

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Stop-Loss (2008)

Release Date: March 28th, 2008|1 hr. 53 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 30 )
  • Even when the script slips into sentiment, Peirce sticks with her troubled, questing soldiers, and through this raw and riveting movie, they stick with us. show more

  • Clearly, Peirce's motives are pure. She's not using the "stop-loss" issue as a wedge to make the government or the administration look bad. She's using it to dramatize an injustice and to advocate on behalf of the soldiers. show more

  • It's an uneven experience, with some evocative moments and others that don't resonate as much as they should. show more

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  • September 04, 2008 jenmb456
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    Wonderful movie with a powerful message. Doesn't matter if you are pro or anti war. This movie shows something that is happening everyday in our country that many people are unaware of. It is unfortunate for our soliders who did what they agreed to and then got screwed by our president. Everyone should be thankful to these men and women who put their lives on the line for us, weather they are there by choice or by force, they are still there.

  • July 17, 2008 Blonde4996
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    I really dont understand any of you because this movie was really interesting to me. I mean seriously are any of you out there fighting this thing im guessing not if you're here typing a review for some movie. So basically neither of you have any clue what is goin on over there and I have a lot of family and friends fighting in this war. We need to support our soildiers to the fullest. Half the stuff they see you will never have to encounter. So i think its real stupid that our soildiers are being stop lossed if they have served their contract thats all that needs to be done.

  • May 22, 2008 fishuser
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    This dose nothing to support our real troops Who Bravely fight for our freedom. It is with disgrace that this movie has even been funded. In reality we dont need a bunch of cry babys who think freedom is worth less than their life. I'm trying to get to the point that those who have no freedom would sacrifice anything or anyone to obtain it. Thank God our Founding Fathers, and those who followed them including George Bush were as intelligent and brave as they come.FISH

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