The Thin Red Line Reviews

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April 2, 2019
stunning images couldn't make Days of Heaven a coherent dramatic whole, and they can't do it for The Thin Red Line.
April 1, 2019
The film is a gorgeous garland on an unknown soldier's grave.
February 9, 2006
It's a genuinely epic cin-poem that essentially sidesteps history, politics and conventional ethics to deal with war as an absolute, inevitable and eternal facet of existence.
April 25, 2003
June 18, 2002
February 14, 2001
May 18, 2019
War is nothing to be celebrated or glorified here  --  it's nothing less than the rape of the natural world.
January 3, 2019
The Thin Red Line remains a breathtakingly beautiful, meditative and mesmerizingly formless account of pain inflicted, and in a few lucky instances, survived.
November 8, 2018
War is depoliticised and shown to be uniformly evil, perverse and unnatural, a complete antithetical counterpoint to mankind's craving for existential sanctity.
April 10, 2018
There has truly never been a film about modern war quite like this one: a kind of lyric epic poem about the way men are transformed for good by the experience of war, carefully balancing romanticism and dispassion, action and introspection.
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