The Yellow Birds Reviews

March 13, 2019
Alden Ehrenreich and Ty Sheridan were both great and the cinematography is stunning.
July 2, 2018
War is hell and we know that, but The Yellow Birds wants to show how war lingers. That gives The Yellow Birds an emotional edge.
June 22, 2018
It's received a fair amount of negative response for its allegiance to the cinematic canon, but The Yellow Birds is more than the sum of other films' parts and makes for a worthwhile adventure.
June 21, 2018
Somehow the film provides a uniquely realistic look at the effects of war while the plot does its best to cloud our view.
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June 15, 2018
As "war is hell" movies go, this one is better than usual.
June 15, 2018
War violence, language, shocking moments in mature drama.
June 15, 2018
"The Yellow Birds" is a difficult film that hammers home its point that war is a living hell that extends far beyond the battlefield.
June 14, 2018
Making a late appearance in the Iraq War movie cycle, the impressively acted "The Yellow Birds" manages to leave an affecting mark even as it constantly struggles to find a distinctive voice of its own.
June 14, 2018
Watch it once, and you could come away a little underwhelmed; watch it twice, and you begin to suspect that its almost humdrum rhythms are exactly the point.
June 11, 2018
What you see and hear will haunt you. Despite all the strong elements, a somber mood is what you will take away.
June 10, 2018
An unsettling exploration of two young adults broken by their traumatizing experiences out in the field
July 12, 2017
A lyrical and bitterly sad drama about boys ruined by war, Alexandre Moors's film succeeds on style while falling short on plot.
June 13, 2017
Basically every war movie ever made takes pains to point out that war is hell, but the way The Yellow Birds presents that hell is interesting, precisely because it's not that interesting.
January 25, 2017
Even though The Yellow Birds doesn't stick the landing, it's the kind of movie that's perfect for Ehrenreich to show off his range as he gears up to be a Movie Star.
January 23, 2017
A solid war drama gets bogged down in a routine mystery.
January 22, 2017
Unburdened by any apparent ideological agenda-a rarity for films about contemporaneous warfare-The Yellow Birds freely pumps up and tears apart.
January 22, 2017
Moors excels at creating mood.
January 22, 2017
Moors doesn't approach these conventional war-film narrative threads from a straightforward perspective. Instead, he subverts our expectations.