19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks, the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.
2-time Academy Award® winner Ang Lee brings his extraordinary vision to Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, based on the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel. The film is told from the view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who, along with fellow soldiers, is hailed as a 'hero' after a harrowing Iraq battle. He'is brought home for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, the film reveals what really happened to the squad - contrasting the realities of the war with America's perceptions. The film also stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, with Vin Diesel, and Steve Martin.Written by
Sony Pictures Entertainment
The idea of shooting in 120fps along with native 4k rendering and mastering, came from an experimental film shot by Douglas Trumbull (2001 fame). Trumbull showcased his work to Ang Lee, who came back to Trumbull's private theatre for repeat viewings including his family and eventually Sony executives, who put the film into production. See more »
When Billy is telling the team members what kind of weapon he carries he describes it as a "standard M-4 semi-automatic assault rifle". The M-4 carbine (depending on the version) fires in semi-auto and burst/full auto. See more »
We are a nation of children, Billy. We go somewhere else to grow up, sometimes die.
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These young men come home to be celebrated, but instead find themselves dropped headfirst into America's worst examples of decadence and greed. It is the most accurate representation I've seen yet, of the cancer eating away at our great country.
Bravo to Mr. Lee!
I have to admit I wasn't expecting a great deal out of this movie's director, what with the failure of 'Hulk', but I walked away from it with a new depth of understanding. It was an astoundingly well portrayed film.
I gave the movie 9 out of 10 because of Vin Diesel's lack-luster performance. Else, the movie was excellent!
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