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.
"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
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 »
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 »
...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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