The Yellow Birds (2017)

R   |    |  Drama, War


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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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  • Tye Sheridan at an event for The Yellow Birds (2017)
  • Jennifer Aniston in The Yellow Birds (2017)
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  • Alden Ehrenreich and Tye Sheridan in The Yellow Birds (2017)
  • Tye Sheridan at an event for The Yellow Birds (2017)
  • Renée Willett at an event for The Yellow Birds (2017)

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16 August 2018 | larrys3
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| Difficult to Watch at Times But Still an Important Film
Will not appeal to those looking for an action oriented war movie, as the film is a methodically paced and cerebral look at the devastating effects of war on soldiers both on the battlefield and on their return home.

The three leads here Tye Sheridan, Alden Ehrenreich, and Jack Huston give fine performances, with strong support from Jennifer Anniston and Toni Collette. You'll have to wait till the end of the movie to find out how the mystery of what happened to Private Murphy (Sheridan) unfurled, amidst the film's numerous flashbacks.

Overall, this movie, despite being most difficult to watch at times, is still an important one illustrating the horrific effects of war on many soldiers.

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