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The Yellow Birds (2017)

R | | Drama, War | 15 June 2018 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Alexandre Moors

Writers:

David Lowery (screenplay by), R.F.I. Porto (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alden Ehrenreich ... Brandon Bartle
Daniel Jose Molina Daniel Jose Molina ... Manolo Vasquez
Mikey Collins ... Virgil Whitaker
Tye Sheridan ... Daniel Murphy
Carrie Wampler ... Jenny Smith
Carter Redwood ... Lenny Crockett
Jack Huston ... Sergeant Sterling
Olivia Crocicchia ... Tess
Toni Collette ... Amy Bartle
Gershwyn Eustache Jnr Gershwyn Eustache Jnr ... Lt. Seth Barlow
Lee Tergesen ... Jim Murphy
Ray Fearon ... Colonel
Tom Bates Tom Bates ... Embedded Journalist
Jennifer Aniston ... Maureen Murphy
Renée Willett ... Claire
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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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Based on the best-selling novel. See more »

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Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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A first version of the movie headed by the producers was presented during the Sundance Film Festival. But following, the mixed reception of the audience, the movie was reedited by Moors point of view. See more »

Goofs

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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I Expected Worse
27 December 2018 | by danterenzulliSee all my reviews

...and it was with those low expectations that I found this movie bearable enough to watch until the end. The story was somewhat interesting, but the inaccuracies were very distracting. I was never in the military, but even I could spot a lot of obvious mistakes. I tried very hard to ignore all that, but whenever I hear actors use the wrong terminology, it zaps me out of the picture a movie is trying to paint, and makes me wonder- what else are they getting wrong that I wouldn't know to spot?


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