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The Thin Red Line Reviews

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John Gammon
Radio Times
October 25, 2015
The combat sequences, particularly the final one, are first class, without war being glorified.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 25, 2015
In adapting Jones's novel for the screen, Gordon neatly compacted whole scenes from the book, occasionally causing confusion. Motivations are often touched on superficially rather than probed into to show the psychology of men at war.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
August 21, 2009
Compared to Malick's sumptuous art film, Marton's old Line looks awfully naive, and yet it goes a great deal further in grappling with the author's touchy subtext of soldierly love.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Aficionados of the action-packed war film will savor the crackling, combat-centered approach of The Thin Red Line, an explosive melodramatization of the Yank assault on Guadalcanal in World War II.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
Much better than the pretentious Terrence Malick film of the same name. This original Thin Red Line is a perfect companion piece to Robert Aldrich's Attack.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Eugene Archer
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Under the sincere but inadequate handling of Mr. Marton, best known for his chariot race in "Ben Hur," Ray Daley and Jack Warden are unable to explore the possibilities of these roles.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The images of the dead in the swamp with dog tags in their mouth, was the most appalling sight in the film...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
December 6, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
July 21, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
December 22, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
August 2, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
March 7, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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