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.
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.
November 5, 2018
In essence, a failed experiment.
November 1, 2018
Ang Lee's approach is too earnest in trying to make an emotionally resonant story without the rough edges the material demands.
August 22, 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.
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.
November 6, 2017
This one's effective in portions, but falls short of holding your undivided attention.
October 25, 2017
An unstructured satire. [Full Review in Spanish]
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.
August 28, 2017
Billy is so cliched as to be a photocopy.
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.
February 13, 2017
Billy Lynn just looks cheap.
February 10, 2017
A film that's as clunky as its title.
February 10, 2017
It's not odd like Attack of the 500-Foot Lobster. It's odd in fashions you wouldn't expect from one of our era's cleverest and most versatile filmmakers.
February 10, 2017
The film has neither topical immediacy nor any real historical perspective and, burdened with pedantic and predictable flashbacks, it finally leads nowhere interesting at all.
February 9, 2017
Offers food for thought, but it is made unpalatable by Lee's decision to shoot his film with what's known as a high-frame rate, imbuing it with the artificial sheen of a promotional video.
February 9, 2017
Well intentioned but underwhelming.
February 9, 2017
Ideally, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk shouldn't play like a demo reel for new technology Ang Lee wishes to unveil. Unfortunately, it does.
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