Trailers (Due to age, may no longer be available)
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Poster Rating: B
Review: A sight seldom seen: the poster is better than the trailer. We know the feature’s likely to be extremely patriotic and won’t likely present too much anti-war commentary so
the poster fits amazingly well into that mold. The silhouette of a soldier against a background featuring vertical bars of the stars in alternating red and white with a hint of the road home down which the soldier is returning all fit incredibly well together.
Trailer Rating: C
Review: There’s no question that this film is timed with the war in Iraq. And knowing that, it’s motives are immediately suspect. Although the trailer suggests were going to have a compelling look at the lives of soldiers returning home after a brush with death but will it resolve itself happily? Most likely. And that’s what may ultimately sink it.
Samuel L. Jackson hasn’t had an Oscar-calibre film in a long time and with Hollywood as dutifully anti-war as anyone, it’s not likely they’ll recognize the film at this year’s ceremony.
May 11, 2007
May 12, 2007 – Original