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The Thin Red Line Reviews

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February 21, 2014
One of the most harrowing of anti-war statements, and the most beautiful too.
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 6, 2012
Lyrical, meditative and original, Malick's WWII film is one of the best war films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 14, 2011
In the midst of life we may be in death, but the opposite is true as well.
June 8, 2011
Though it is not only a great war film, perhaps not even primarily a great war film, it is assuredly a great war film.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
May 13, 2011
...so gorgeous it feels as if it's being seen through heavenly eyes - at least until fresh hell rips across the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 11, 2011
Ultimately concerned less with specific tactical maneuvers or combat suffering than with the grand contradictions of life.
Full Review | Original Score: A
April 20, 2011
The Thin Red Line's hallucinatory blend of images defines the very essence of cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 30, 2007
... one of the richest and lushest films ever to emerge from Hollywood.
February 9, 2006
It's a genuinely epic ciné-poem that essentially sidesteps history, politics and conventional ethics to deal with war as an absolute, inevitable and eternal facet of existence.
June 27, 2005
The Thin Red Line would have been infinitely more successful without the frequent rest-stops full of mental malaise and philosophical pretense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 15, 2005
It makes you think and ask questions. Its characters contradict themselves, talking one way, acting another. And it ends abruptly, with many things unresolved. Like life.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 28, 2004
Won't be a commercial hit, but it will rank at the top of my list of best movies of 1998.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 19, 2003
Malick transforms James Jones' two-fisted prose into visual poetry.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
December 8, 2002
...a film of sublime power and beautiful tedium.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A-
March 24, 2002
A frustrating return to the screen of one of American film's most distinctive and challenging geniuses.
March 3, 2002
The visionary quality of the film and the exotic cinematography of John Toll make this a most impressive and unusual work of art.
April 8, 2001
Perhaps the movie's final, lasting image embraces all we know: From the mud grows the lotus.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
February 27, 2001
far more interested in juxtaposing the beauty of nature untamed and the harsh destruction of mankind at war than ... telling a story or developing characters
| Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Intermittently brilliant!
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
A highly original piece of motion picture artistry!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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