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About the Movie
Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed landing, through the bloody and exhausting battles that follow, to the ultimate departure of those who survived. A powerful frontline cast - including Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Woody Harrelson and George Clooney - explodes into action in this hauntingly realistic view of military and moral chaos in the Pacific during World War II.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 91
- Fresh: 72
- Rotten: 19
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Intermittently brilliant!
Fresh: The Thin Red Line is an epic aestheticization of World War II, a movie at once bold and baffling, immediate and abstract.
Fresh: A complex, highly talented work marked by intellectual and philosophical ambitions!
Rotten: Dispenses with plot, characterization, dramatic structure and emotional payoffs in favor of the sort of painstakingly composed pictorial diddling that invariably gets critics frothing about the director's "indelible" images.
Fantastic, a must see
One of the best war movies of recent times, especially in terms of the cinematography, macnifico!
Who Knew War Could Be So Lyrical?
The visuals, direction, and acting make this one of the best war films of all time.
Not A War Film
Don't watch this if you're hoping for a riveting war film. This is about the human psyche under the stress of war. Extremely introspective. The score is very good, the acting is very very good, but the writing is awkward. One second, you're in the middle of a fire-fight, the next you're listening to the deep ponderings of the soldiers hearts. Interesting movie, but not what I was expecting.