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.
Top Critic
April 25, 2003
June 18, 2002
February 14, 2001
January 1, 2000
Takes war to a stirring level!
January 1, 2000
A highly original piece of motion picture artistry!
January 1, 2000
Viewers will get lost in the wanderings of this dreamlike movie!
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.
January 1, 2000
At two hours and 45 minutes, The Thin Red Line gives ample evidence of suffering all manner of cuts, if not having been simply hacked into its final shape. But this violence only adds to the movie's brave, strange, eroded nobility.
January 1, 2000
The thinking person's Saving Private Ryan.
January 1, 2000
A complex, highly talented work marked by intellectual and philosophical ambitions!
January 1, 2000
An uncannily timed movie phenomenon!
January 1, 2000
A haunting, scattered reminiscence piece, where the mind is allowed to drift through its memories, and retrieve impressions of the beautiful and the hideous, the serene and the hysterical, the banal and the profound.
January 1, 2000
The Thin Red Line is an epic aestheticization of World War II, a movie at once bold and baffling, immediate and abstract.
January 1, 2000
Fascinating!
January 1, 2000
One of the most curious and perversely brilliant films ever made!
January 1, 2000
Intermittently brilliant!
January 1, 2000
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