Last Flag Flying Reviews

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September 16, 2019
It's gently and marvelously unpacked for our viewing pleasure.
July 25, 2019
With good intentions and extraordinary interpretations, it is another forgettable film about how a country turns a blind eye to an institution that has much to regret. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 21, 2019
Last Flag Flying will certainly stir memories of the 1973 Jack Nicholson vehicle The Last Detail, and that's no accident.
April 26, 2019
It is an uneven film, that succeeds best when it focuses on the spiritual journey of its young protagonist.
April 16, 2019
The pacing and motivation is so off-kilter that we never connect to the players in the first place.
March 6, 2019
Linklater's latest entry, Last Flag Flying, while not quite as strong, continues this tradition and is a beautiful depiction of male friendship in America.
February 26, 2019
It's good fun and has a warm heart, but there's nothing of real substance on offer in Last Flag Flying. Cranston is still immensely watchable, however, in one of his best film roles to date.
January 31, 2019
For most of its duration, Last Flag Flying felt more like a banal film rather than a Linklater's film.
December 21, 2018
A touching riff on friendship, loss, and bonding through grief. It's incredibly sad, but it's also achingly beautiful.
December 13, 2018
LAST FLAG FLYING tackles what goes on the minds of not-so-happy veterans without serving the jingoistic conservatism that so many military films find themselves worshipping.
December 4, 2018
Infused with nostalgia and melancholy, Richard Linklater's film is a sober look at how the battle scars of three military buddies have shaped the trajectory of their lives. Still, it's a lightly humorous film that stars a trio of stellar actors.
November 2, 2018
Carrell is quietly devastating as Doc, his voice rarely rising above a squeak.
October 30, 2018
This movie is strong in its anti-war sentiment but that never comes from a place that conflates those who serve with the political decisions of those in power.
October 28, 2018
Last Flag Flying may feel like it is meandering at times, but once it gets to its destination it leaves you with a powerful final punch.
October 28, 2018
Cast beside the shaggy shadow of Hal Ashby's imperfect 1973 film The Last Detail, Richard Linklater's Last Flag Flying seems dwarfed and lost.
August 27, 2018
It's a spell-binding display of wonderful acting with what looks like occasional skilled improvisation.
August 24, 2018
Although definitely acting as a critique of America's war efforts of the past 50 years, the film never feels at all preachy, doing well not to make even a single character into a mouthpiece for any anti-war screed.
August 24, 2018
The film is smart and challenging with great performances and writing that tugs hard at the heart.
August 21, 2018
Last Flag Flying will take you by surprise - it has both style and substance.
August 20, 2018
For a modern film to complicate the definition of patriotism in such profound ways feels revolutionary.
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