Twitchy Says...

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Home of the Brave

Published by Benjamin 'Twitchy' Strack under on Thursday, May 22, 2008
Story - 2.0
Beautiful, brutal, heartfelt. It pushed you to personally understand post-traumatic stress disorder and gain appreciation for our soldiers in the Middle-East.
Cinematography - 1.6
Only superb cinematography is found in the honest realism of battle and the memories of the soldiers. The realism of battle isn't strictly found in 'shaky-cam' style so much as just the quality and speed of action as well as the following of specific characters. Long, slow, 40% opacity shots while soldiers recount their experiences are insightful and impacting.
Acting - 1.8
All actors seemed to really grasp the gravity of what was going on. The main talent, including Samuel Jackson, Jessica Biel, and 50 Cent, all had me worried in the beginning. They all pulled through and gave what I perceived as some of the most meaningful performances of their life
Overall Effect - 3.5
Probably one of the most deeply moving movies I've seen in a long time. Truly leaves you wanting to reach out to all of our soldiers more than ever.

Total Score:
8.9 out of 10

Recommended if looking for: Military, War on Terror, Post-traumatic stress.


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