Thank You for Your Service

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Thank You for Your Service takes a sobering and powerfully acted -- if necessarily incomplete -- look at soldiers grappling with the horrific emotional impact of war.

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Sgt. Adam Schumann tries to readjust to civilian life after returning home from the war in Iraq. Fellow soldier Tausolo Aeiti must deal with the aftermath of a bombing that left him with a traumatic brain injury. Will Waller searches for normalcy after surviving several explosions, while Michael Emory must deal with the effects of a sniper's bullet to the head. With memories of the battlefield still lingering, the soldiers soon begin their long journey to physical and emotional rehabilitation.

Cast & Crew

Miles Teller
Sergeant Adam Schumann
Haley Bennett
Saskia Schumann
Joe Cole
Will Waller
Amy Schumer
Amanda Doster
Beulah Koale
Tausolo Aeiti
Scott Haze
Michael Emory
Brad Beyer
Sergeant James Doster
Jayson Warner Smith
VA Receptionist
Jason Hall
Screenwriter
Jon Kilik
Producer
Ann Ruark
Executive Producer
Jane Evans
Executive Producer
Roman Vasyanov
Cinematographer
Jay Cassidy
Film Editor
Thomas Newman
Original Music
Keith P. Cunningham
Production Design
Marco Trentini
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Critic Reviews for Thank You for Your Service

All Critics (114) | Top Critics (34) | Fresh (88) | Rotten (26)

  • Hall takes a similarly lackadaisical approach to the facts in Thank You for Your Service, inventing characters and scenes as he tries to create a story arc moviegoers will recognize.

    November 9, 2017 | Full Review…
  • These anguished performances go a long way, as does the film's peripheral vision of a banal, depressed America that threatens to forget its warriors.

    November 2, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The sober, nuanced, and deeply affecting Thank You For Your Service covers old ground with a fresh take and finds something new to say about it at the same time.

    November 2, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Rex Reed

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  • Thank You offers a window into lives that most Americans never see, providing an almost visceral sense for what it was like to fight in Iraq and then come home to your afterwar.

    October 30, 2017 | Full Review…

    Phillip Carter

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  • Despite passionate performances from a Miles Teller-led cast, this well-intentioned drama about Iraq War vets who go begging for treatment for PTSD is crucially lacking in the outrage that should be its core value.

    October 28, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A well-intentioned, but merely decent movie.

    October 27, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Thank You for Your Service

  • Jan 20, 2018
    A thoroughly enjoyable yet somewhat tragic look at the real effects of PTSD and how it can affect those who come back from war. This also shows how society shuns or ignores those who fight for their country and the tragic outcome of feeling alienated from your own country. Well recommended.
    Ian W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 29, 2017
    Thank You For Your Service is one of those perfectly formidable films about PTSD, but it's also nothing I haven't seen in other films. So while it's undeniably well-made and well-acted, it's tough overly praise something that I have ultimately seen before. The film follows 3 soldiers, just returning home from Iraq, as they struggle emotionally to re-introduce themselves to the family they haven't seen in months, or even years. Starring Miles Teller, Joe Cole, and Beulah Koale as close friends/soldiers who are looking for a way to cope with PTSD as the events in Irag haunt them through their day-to-day life. Much like most war films, there are some haunting images and scenes that are shown throughout 'Thank You For Your Service', and actually the film plays better as a heads-up to be aware of the troubles that Veterans go through after war. So I guess in that way, this story may have been better served as a documentary feature. In narrative form, there are some great performances and visually stunning scenes, however it's mostly a slow building and grueling experience emotionally and physically for these characters. Speaking of performances, there is one particular actress who just feels completely out of place in this film. It's not necessarily fair for me to call her out of place, because she actually gives a fine performance, but I'm just not used to her playing someone who should be taken seriously. That actress is Amy Schumer. Again, it's not a bad performance but I just found myself wondering how those scenes would have played out with a different actress. Thank You For Your Service is a good example of a film which I'm glad was made, but it's not an absolutely necessary film to watch. It's a nice reminder though to think about all of the Veterans of war who are constantly looking for help post-war time. In that regard, it's a well-strung together film. 7.0/10
    Thomas D Super Reviewer
  • Oct 26, 2017
    If this film were to go anywhere from being a green-light, it would be very difficult for it go to green without going to red at certain points of the film. Thank You for Your Service attempts to create a strong, interesting message that executes pretty rough. Depending on the result, it may or may not be worth a second watch.
    EpicLadySponge t Super Reviewer

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