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The Yellow Birds (2017)

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Two young soldiers, Bartle (21) and Murph (18) navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph's mother before their deployment.

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Alexandre Moors

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David Lowery (screenplay by), R.F.I. Porto (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alden Ehrenreich ... Brandon Bartle
Jennifer Aniston ... Maureen Murphy
Toni Collette ... Amy Bartle
Tye Sheridan ... Daniel Murphy
Jack Huston ... Sergeant Sterling
Lee Tergesen ... Jim Murphy
Jason Patric ... Captain Anderson
Aylin Tezel ... Claudia
Olivia Crocicchia ... Tess
Renée Willett ... Claire
Rhoda Griffis ... Sheryl
Nikolai Kinski ... Priest
Robert Pralgo ... Frank
Carrie Wampler ... Jenny Smith
Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Congressman Freeman
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"Yellow Birds" follows John Bartle and the difficulties he faces in keeping his humanity, his urge to survive and his friend Murph alive during the war in Iraq, as well as his life and struggles with his memories of the war after he comes back to Virginia. Written by Romain

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There are moments that test us and choices that define us.

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Drama | War

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Rated R for war violence, some grisly images, sexual material, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pássaros Amarelos See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Will Poulter was originally casted as Brandon Bartle, but dropped out to star in the Comedy 'War Machine' alongside Brad Pitt. See more »

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When Bartle pushes his mother against the wall in his bedroom, he holds her with his left hand. When the camera angle changes and he lets get go to leave the room, he is using his right hand. See more »

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Solid ANTI-war movie
18 June 2018 | by benitobananas-1See all my reviews

The negative reviews seem to be mostly from Gun-buffs who are probably disappointed by the lack of Hoo-Ra yanky-doodle-dandy action.

It's a very good anti war movie. It shows very well the ugly realities of war - how it affects young men. How it pulls apart families and the very fabric of society when those men go home. And how the industrial military war machine chews up and spits out everything it passes through.

I'm giving it 10 stars to bump up what I see as a very unfair rating. Realistically it should be about 7-8 stars.


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