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Flags of Our Fathers Reviews

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Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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.
Fernando F. Croce
August 28, 2009
A human-sized contemplation of propaganda and fame
Michael Dequina
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ed Gonzalez
House Next Door
July 16, 2008
The film is confirmation of Paul Haggis's predilection for exploitation and easy sentimentality.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rob Humanick
Stranger Song
July 3, 2007
Witness to a great director's vision being slowly strangled by the work of a hired hack.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
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.
| Original Score: 73/100
Anton Bitel
June 15, 2007
carefully dismantling one heroic archetype only to replace it with another, more nuanced one
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 10, 2007
...entertaining yet strangely forgettable...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 3, 2007
Apesar do tom de importância que empresta a si mesma, A Conquista da Honra é uma empreitada apenas razoável.
| Original Score: 3/5
Luis Martinez
January 27, 2007
No hay tal cosa como los héroes...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Uri Lessing
January 13, 2007
Writers William Broyles Jr. and Paul Haggis believe that they are contrasting the men's lives with their heroic image. Sadly, what they present to the viewer is yet another fabricated image, and one that is equally false.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
January 11, 2007
Who would have thought that Clint Eastwood would emerge as one of the best and most interesting filmmakers of the early 21st Century? Given his track record, I certainly wouldn't have. But with FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS he has made a superb, if uneven, film.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
January 2, 2007
The film as a whole is missing something, with much of the problem lying with the cast -- including Barry Pepper, Jamie Bell and Adam Beach -- who are seriously bland.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
December 30, 2006
Flags of Our Fathers is touched by greatness. It argues that soldiers may go into battle for country and glory but they always end up fighting for the survival of themselves and their comrades.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
December 30, 2006
Here, the feelings run very deep, and dark as dried blood, with Clint aware that some things don't need to be said and others shouldn't be shown.
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