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The Wall (2017)

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Two American Soldiers are trapped by a lethal sniper, with only an unsteady wall between them.

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Two American Soldiers are trapped by a lethal sniper, with only an unsteady wall between them.

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This isn't war. It's a game.

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Rated R for language throughout and some war violence | See all certifications »

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18 May 2017 (Greece)  »

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En la mira del francotirador  »

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$898,013 (USA) (12 May 2017)

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$1,803,009 (USA) (16 June 2017)
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Towards the middle of the movie, the Iraqi sniper starts to quote a verse from Edgar Allen Poe's the Raven. See more »

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Early in the movie when Issac is removing blocks from the wall to make an opening to look through with his scope, the blocks fall and crush his hand, specifically his right index, or "trigger finger". That finger is shown bloody and misshapen, possibly broken, for a vast majority of the remainder of the movie. At the end, he is able to make a shot at the enemy sniper using that same finger and it is shown to be uninjured. Precise trigger control is critically important to making accurate shots, particularly for a sniper. Making a long range shot like that with an injured or broken finger is highly unlikely. See more »

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[first lines]
Matthews: [sighting through his scope from a bush] Nothin'. Hit n' run. Whoever it was they're gone. War's over, he got the memo.
[sighs]
Matthews: Ize?
[bird squawking]
Matthews: Allen? Ize!
Isaac: [on his radio] What?
Matthews: We got no movement, not a sign of a shadow... How long we been here, man? 18, plus?
Isaac: 20.
Matthews: [sighs] Jesus. There's nobody fuckin' out there, man.
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Referenced in PWN: Summer of '17: PWN #15 (2017) See more »

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Wall Song
Written by Ryan Williamson
Performed by Rykeyz
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More forgettable than it should have been
21 October 2017 | by (Zadar, Croatia) – See all my reviews

The Wall is directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow), stars Aaron Taylor Johnson and John Cena and it tells a story about two American soldiers attacked by a sniper in Iraq and one of them gets behind this wall and tries to think of how to escape.

It's a decent premise and this could have been very suspenseful. But, while there are a few intense moments, the grip doesn't last. It should have been intense all the way through. It's not boring, but you'll be only half-interested. At least I was. It also sets up some thought-provoking themes but never really builds on that. It's just put there and they do nothing about it.

Still, what sells the anxiety in some scenes is Aaron Taylor Johnson's incredible performance. John Cena is okay, but Johnson is the star here. The whole thing feels pretty realistic actually and you won't be bored while watching this. But it's also not something you'll remember.


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