Thank You for Your Service Reviews

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June 4, 2019
It's certainly serious-minded, but it ultimately coasts on fumes rather than really giving it the emotional weight it deserves.
October 30, 2018
What starts out as a well-intentioned but ineffective drama takes a wild turn at the halfway point from which it can't recover.
February 26, 2018
[Jason] Hall had the opportunity to make an uncomfortable film, but opted to take the comfortable path of redemption. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 21, 2018
...it lacks depth and does not manage to move. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 26, 2017
A well-intentioned misfire...
November 10, 2017
... would be more persuasive with a subtler touch, which could retain its raw authenticity while deepening the valuable underlying message.
November 9, 2017
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 2, 2017
Hall certainly seems to grasp the mindset of the modern warrior, sensitively showing the way that steely exteriors can conceal deep rivers of pain and regret.
November 2, 2017
There's an important story to be told here, but this dramatic adaptation of the book by David Finkel may not have been the best way to tell it.
October 31, 2017
Carefully observed, it's just too emotionally flat and over-familiar to come off.
October 27, 2017
Despite its good intentions, the film is little more than the bumper sticker is seeks to critique.
October 27, 2017
It means well, but often only scratches the surface for a population of isolated and desperate Americans seeking help.
October 27, 2017
An unremarkable study of PTSD and numerous domestic disturbance issues.
October 27, 2017
There's something meek at Thank You for Your Service's core.
October 27, 2017
"Thank You for Your Service" tells an important story but is pedestrian in its telling. Vets deserve a better thank you.
October 27, 2017
Keep moving, folks; there's nothing here you haven't seen done better a hundred times before.
October 26, 2017
Teller is fine in the part, though his movie-star cocky charm undermines the character's supposed vulnerability. Or perhaps the problem is simply that he is out-acted by Haley Bennett
October 26, 2017
The film is admirably frank in its depiction of lingering trauma but too often struggles to capture its more ineffable qualities.
October 26, 2017
There's a good story here, and an important one, but it requires a scalpel, and Jason Hall seems to have only packed a butcher knife.
October 26, 2017
As a piece of cinema, "Thank You" is flawed, with a structure and pacing that dull the viewing experience, even as the message drives through. It's a great discussion starter, but not a great finished product.
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