• Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Release Date: November 11th, 2016

DVD Release Date: February 14th, 2017

R |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Nineteen-year-old private Billy Lynn (Joe Alwyn), along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, what really happened to the squad is revealed, contrasting the realities of the war with America's perceptions. Based on the novel by Ben Fountain.

Cast: Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Makenzie Leigh, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin, Astro

Director: Ang Lee

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Studio 8, TriStar Pictures, Ink Factory, Marc Platt Productions

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Mother, 2010s, House, Soldier, Love interest, Intense, Sister, Sacrifice, Brooding, Emotional, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    David D'ArcyScreen International

    It’s a radiant debut for young newcomer Joe Alwyn, who plays a Texan war hero uneasy in his own land. It’s a shakier curtain-raising for Lee’s ambitious weaponising of new technologies. show more

  • 40
    E. Oliver WhitneyScreenCrush

    The movie gives us fragments of characters and rich flashbacks, but they’re not supported by a fully-formed narrative. Lee has boldly introduced a new technology, but that technology was a bad fit for this project. show more

  • 70
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    An absorbing character study, even if it's ultimately not one that justifies its much-vaunted technological advances. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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