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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Reviews

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February 14, 2019
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk might well mark a significant step forward in the evolution of filmmaking. However, important is not necessarily the same as good and this movie, despite its best intentions, is ultimately just not very good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 8, 2019
You're unlikely to hear a less convincing sounding film this year, whereby actors are tasked with the impossible in a film that so often resembles an infomercial than any reflection of reality.
February 5, 2019
Ang Lee's most topical and "lifelike" film yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 5, 2018
In essence, a failed experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
October 31, 2018
Ang Lee's approach is too earnest in trying to make an emotionally resonant story without the rough edges the material demands.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 29, 2018
Ang Lee succeeds in bringing to the screen a perspective that, if not exactly new, is certainly affecting and emotionally meaningful.
August 21, 2018
With "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," Ang Lee deems to make a poignant film, but it is bogged down by too many subplots, bad dialogue, and a general lack of cohesiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 30, 2018
At times, Billy Lynn plumbs the right depths, at others it remains a simplistic, overemotional and boring eulogy...
February 3, 2018
Leaving the actors aside, however, the real problem with the film is the way it is shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 4, 2017
The biggest takeaway from Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Long though is that Joe Alwyn, a British actor capable of astonishingly nailing a heavy southern drawl accent, just became a star in his debut performance
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 6, 2017
This one's effective in portions, but falls short of holding your undivided attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 17, 2017
For a movie that wants to be about the hidden wounds of war, Billy Lynn is long walk into a cold and disaffected room.
October 16, 2017
The degree of realism is going to terrify actors, although it's interesting to see the likes of Steve Martin, Vin Diesel and a particularly impressive Garrett Hedlund all rising to the occasion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 28, 2017
Billy is so cliched as to be a photocopy.
August 20, 2017
A heavy-handed but accurate social satire on the Iraq War and America's nauseating attempt to package it as a necessary war back home.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 28, 2017
Never mind the technical innovations, Stewart and the affecting newcomer Alwyn are the two main reasons why Billy Lynn deserves our votes this week.
March 15, 2017
A movie that explores, nearly as well as The Best Years of Our Lives, the gap that divides actual warriors from those who merely wave flags in their honor.
March 6, 2017
An interesting film that tries to show the plasticity that exists between powerful people but can be a bit confusing and feels a bit overacted when it tries to make that critic. [Full review in Spanish]
March 1, 2017
Billy Lynn's Halftime Walk is a film that never really seems to find its footing; despite high promise of a smarter, sharper, and much sadder film.
March 1, 2017
An absurdly over-scaled and wildly implausible drama that misses the mark so often that most people will likely come out of it... befuddled as they desperately try to understand what the point of the whole endeavor was in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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