Thursday, October 16, 2014


Rated R / 2 hr 14 min / Action - Drama - War

What is it about?

Brad Pitt plays Sgt. Don Collier who is the commanding officer of a tank crew. They are helping to make the last push of the allied army into Germany during World War II. The Nazi army is desperate, and their tanks are technologically superior. Their gunner was killed in the last battle, and is replaced by a kid that was trained as a typist with no combat experience. Their unit is tasked with rescuing some soldiers that are pinned down and then helping to take a town. Outgunned and outnumbered they have to figure out a way to complete their objectives.

You will like it if...

You like gritty World War II movies. This isn't as good as some of the other classic war movies of the past, but it has been several years since we have had a good war movie like this. Brad Pitt seems to be continuing his performance from Inglorious Basterds with the accent toned down and fewer iconic lines. Shia Lebouf doesn't completely ruin his role. Sometimes I just want to punch him in the face for his performance, but that could just be when he's in a Michael Bay movie. The tank battles are intense and quite possibly the best part of this movie. As with most war movies there isn't much story to tell. War is hell and the soldiers go where the battles take them. This is where a lot of the classic war movies bring something new to the table. This movie just does a few things better than it's predecessors. It only feels fresh because it has been so long. If you like WWII movies then this is worth checking out.

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