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Movie Review – The Yellow Birds (2018)

The Yellow Birds, 2018.

Directed by Alexandre Moors.

Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston, Toni Collette, Jason Patric, Olivia Crocicchia, Renée Willett, Lee Tergesen, Aylin Tezel, Robert Pralgo, Robert Beck, Mikey Collins, Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, Carter Redwood, Wilbur Fitzgerald, Carrie Wampler, Rhoda Griffis, and Jennifer Aniston.


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.

There is an emotional tale of war trauma, grief, and lost souls to be found in Alexandre Moor’s sophomore feature The Yellow Birds (based on the novel by Kevin Powers which more intriguingly is co-adapted by A Ghost Story director David Lowery) struggling to land with the impact of a mortar strike, and the dry execution likely has nothing to do with

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