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The Wall (2017)



Critic Consensus: The Wall makes the most of its limitations -- albeit perhaps not quite enough to stretch its tight-focused action into a consistently gripping feature-length thriller.

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The Wall is a deadly psychological thriller that follows two soldiers pinned down by an Iraqi sniper, with nothing but a crumbling wall between them. Their fight becomes as much a battle of will and wits as it is of lethally accurate marksmanship. Directed by Doug Liman (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, "The Bourne Ultimatum," "Edge of Tomorrow"), "The Wall" stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson ("Nocturnal Animals," "Kick-Ass," "Savages" "Godzilla," "Avengers: Age of Ultron") and WWE star John Cena ("Trainwreck," "Daddy's Home"), "The Wall" is written by first-time screenwriter Dwain Worrell. "The Wall," produced and distributed by Amazon Studios, landed on the 2014 Black List.

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All Critics (77) | Top Critics (28)

The increasingly impressive Taylor-Johnson dominates the screen time.

July 25, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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The posturing leads to an ending that's unsatisfying even on the level of pessimism it aspires to.

May 12, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

This is a smart, gritty, quietly chaotic war movie which resonates far beyond its purposely small scale.

May 12, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Liman ... elevates the material every chance he gets, ensuring what could have been a bargain-basement dramatic exercise looks and moves like a big-budget thrill ride.

May 12, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The Wall is the best kind of war film, one that expresses both the brutality of combat and the ambiguity of conflict.

May 11, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Strip away all of the camo and sand, and it could be a page out of a Jack London adventure yarn.

May 11, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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