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I wasn’t sure what to expect from this flick but since there was a pretty cool cast, I thought I should check it out. First of all, I have noticed that most of the movies dealing with the Irak war are usually flops (even ‘The Hurt Locker’ which was universally heralded was actually barely seen when it was released). Personally, I found those movies are actually quite interesting and this movie was not an exception. Basically, it deals with several stories (hyperlink cinema is the official term) which interact more or less which each other and the common theme is that they are all dealing with the Irak war. I thought that all the actors involved (Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Biel, 50 Cent, Christina Ricci, Chad Michael Murray) gave some strong perfomances and the directing was pretty good too. Still, it wasn’t really a strong script, it was decent at best and, at the end of the day, I was rather underwhelmed by most of the storylines. For Irwin Winkler who is mostly known as a producer, it would be his last directing effort. To conclude, even though it is flawed, it remains a well made and interesting drama and it is definitely worth a look.

6/10
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Added by johanlefourbe
6 years ago on 22 August 2011 12:50




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