In the Valley of Elah Reviews
I'm surprised TLJ didn't jump into soliloquies about WMDs, Halliburton, or Bush or the evil puppet master, Dick Chaney.
Could have been a good movie, but left me thinking more about how anti-military the theme was.
Decent sorry, but not that suspenseful. Interesting, but...
The true story that the film is inspired by, is much more complex. It is still psychopaths killing but would be motivated more. The whole life story of the victim and his dad could be put to screen in a TV serie. The dad went to vietnam and married an asiatic woman, so his story could be rich. His son was bullied in school and in the army. He probably witnessed several war crimes his fellow soldiers did, and maybe he did himself.
Tommy Lee Jones as ever does a great job and the film has a story, however if you're not interested in the Iraq conflict then give it a miss. I'm not particularly interested in the Iraq war but even so it wasn't a bad watch as it was well made.