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Johnny Got His Gun Reviews

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July 21, 2010
Problems aside, there's a cumulative power to the material and an idea that's impossible to ignore.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 12, 2010
[Trumbo's] filmmaking is frugal -- jump-cuts state the passage of time, a languid fade to yellow signifies solar warmth.
May 6, 2009
Sadly, time has not made this story any less relevant or potent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 19, 2009
Dalton Trumbo (member of the Hollywood Ten) sole directing effort is one of the most hauntingly powerful anti-war film made, an experimental work that's effective as realistic portrait of war's damages as well as metaphoric, quasi-religious journey.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 4, 2009
strong historical and literate adaptation of a truly remarkable anti-war classic
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 28, 2009
a sobering, grueling look at us
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 9, 2008
The primal power of the story -- a young man trying to find some sense in what's happened to him -- prevails.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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February 9, 2006
The film is often sentimental, sometimes brilliant as well as horrifying, and it is intriguing to speculate on what Buñuel, whom Trumbo originally wanted to direct, would have made of it.
October 23, 2004
Instead of belaboring ironic points about the "war to end war," Trumbo remains stubbornly on the human level.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 8, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2003
Trumbo successfully turns Johnny into the living embodiment of the horror and futility of war -- but also of the unquenchable resilience of the human spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 6, 2003
A heartbreaking anti-war allegory that's a bit slow, yet stills commands your attention. Donald Sutherland as a hippie Jesus is a bit too much, though.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 25, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
This grim soldier's tale has some bad acting and some overextended melodrama, but eventually it hits its stride and becomes a gripping drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 12, 2010
Trumbo, directing his first film, drives home his points in a somewhat obvious, often awkward fashion that is overly talky, but so disquieting is his story and the reality underlying it that it is difficult not to be moved by the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 19, 2008
Ainda que contenha algumas seqüências memoráveis e angustie pela situação de seu protagonista, este único trabalho deTrumbo na direção é óbvio tanto em sua mensagem anti-belicista quanto em sua abordagem fantasiosa.
| Original Score: 2/5
October 4, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
May 9, 2005
Although Mr. Trumbo is primarily a screenwriter, screenwriting is only the worst of the film's several failures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 4, 1971
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 4, 1971
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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