Last Flag Flying Poster

Release Date: November 3rd, 2017

R|2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary
Thirty years after serving together in the Vietnam War, Larry "Doc" Shepherd, Sal Nealon and the Rev. Richard Mueller reunite for a different type of mission: to bury Doc's son, a young Marine killed in Iraq. Forgoing burial at Arlington National Cemetery, Doc and his old buddies take the casket on a bittersweet trip up the coast to New Hampshire. Along the way, the three men find themselves reminiscing and coming to terms with the shared memories of a war that continues to shape their lives.

Cast: Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Cicely Tyson, Yul Vazquez, J. Quinton Johnson, Samuel Davis, Kate Easton

Director: Richard Linklater

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Big Indie Pictures, Detour Filmproduction, Cinetic Media, Amazon Studios

Distributors: Lionsgate Films, Amazon Studios, Amazon Studios, Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Emotional, Spirited, Soldier, Passionate, Sacrifice, New York City, Pursuit, Car, 2010s, Quest

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  • The effort shows in all three performances. Spontaneity is in short supply. The comedy seems willed, the solemnity mechanical, the dialogue rhythms awkward and self-conscious. show more

  • Despite poignant moments, particularly in the performances of Steve Carell and Laurence Fishburne, the weave of somber introspection, rueful reminiscence, irreverent comedy and sociopolitical commentary feels effortful, placing the movie among the less memorable entries in Linklater's canon. show more

  • This movie’s strength lies in its gentleness just as its wisdom lies in its willingness to get extravagantly silly. Richard Linklater is one of the best directors going, and Last Flag Flying shows his talents in the full flower of their maturity. show more

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