The Thin Red Line Reviews

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Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
January 1, 2000
Makes 'Apocalypse Now' look like a focused and concise piece of work
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
May 25, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
January 1, 2000
An hour of the film is shots of flora and voiceovers of soldiers, all of which sound like parts of Wings of Desire that Wenders left on the writing room floor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Top Critic
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
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.
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 4/10
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
January 1, 2000
Malick certainly attunes the viewer to his themes, but he really keeps us at a frustrating distance from his characters and his story.
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
Pretty pictures and vague pondering do not a movie make!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Julie Hinds
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
Viewers will get lost in the wanderings of this dreamlike movie!

E! Online
January 1, 2000
A spectacular misfire!

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
A frustrating return to the screen of one of American film's most distinctive and challenging geniuses.

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
February 21, 2014
One of the most harrowing of anti-war statements, and the most beautiful too.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Top Critic
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Geoffrey Macnab
Sight and Sound
March 5, 2002
Andrew Howe
Film Written Magazine
April 2, 2001
Depressingly clinical.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Edvins Beitiks
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Bill Schaffer
Senses of Cinema
June 19, 2001
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
March 3, 2005

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
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