Flags of Our Fathers Reviews
August 23, 2018
Eastwood does manage to provide a hint (and a hint is all that is feasible) of the way war affects an ordinary soldier: the terror, the cruelty, but also the moments of selflessness, even grace.
August 23, 2017
The corn pone elements begin to stack up -- the swelling strings, the tearful father-son moment, the syrupy voiceover -- and the film starts to resemble an old-fashioned war picture.
July 5, 2011
Possibly the richest testament Hollywood has yet made about the paroxysm of World War II ... an astounding movie on every level, not the least of which is its common humanity.
October 4, 2009
Sequences fade into the pack and make it difficult to differentiate one player from the others, much less remember them after the lights go up.
February 12, 2009
The film strives mightily to make some sort of affecting emotional epic about a bit of history that it itself acknowledges is actually footnote-worthy.
July 16, 2008
The film is confirmation of Paul Haggis's predilection for exploitation and easy sentimentality.
November 30, 2007
Eastwood's two-film project is one of the most visionary of all efforts to depict the reality and meaning of battle.
July 3, 2007
Witness to a great director's vision being slowly strangled by the work of a hired hack.
June 18, 2007
Reminds us of the great damage that can be done to society's most vulnerable by those blustering war mongers who are so very far away from the combat they are inciting.
June 15, 2007
carefully dismantling one heroic archetype only to replace it with another, more nuanced one
May 25, 2007
A pretty darn good, but not completely great, war movie that pays overdue homage to the WWII veterans who never made it home.
March 24, 2007
A quest to find the humanity behind the imagery of Iwo Jima that never gets beneath the skin to the real men who became heroes with a single camera shot.
February 12, 2007
Una fuerte y conmovedora película de guerra que es todo un alegato contra la irracionalidad, sobre todo la de los gobernantes que mezclan heroísmo con propaganda. Una nueva culminación de Clint Eastwood como director.
February 3, 2007
Apesar do tom de importância que empresta a si mesma, A Conquista da Honra é uma empreitada apenas razoável.