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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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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…

The film's close focus on one or two individuals makes the situation that much scarier, the fear that much more intense. And it makes the overall impact of The Wall that much more profound.

May 11, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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