The Thin Red Line (1998)
The story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed landing, through the bloody and exhausting battles that follow, to the ultimate departure of those who survived.
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Sound: Excellent use of sound effects, well done musical score. I enjoyed the use of the Micronesian hymns too. 95/100 Technical: First class cinematography and a poetic editing style with the cutaways. Excellent recreation of Guadalcanal. 100/100 Narrative: The real narrative here is the poetic editing and the inner monologues. On the surface we get the story of a battle on Guadalcanal but the inner monologues give us what the soldiers are really thinking and feeling. 60/100 Character/Acting: The acting is fair all around, but the sum of the whole is greater than all of the parts here. Did I enjoy it: Yes, the beauty of the islands hiding horrific war, the sensitivity of the soldiers, and the irony of their actions. 80/100 Artistic merit: A well crafted film addressing war without pomp and patriotism. 80/100 Total score 82.5/100
Way too much mellodrama and sentimentality. Excellent Cinematography. You'll either love this movie or absolutely hate it. Brian Ghilliotti
Please help i want to stop re-watching this great movie . what can i say ? i can't say anything just if you haven't seen this movie just stop reading and close the window of this page and watch it. i think and believe there is not war movie comparing with this great movie . Thank you Malick
I can't begin to describe my Experience.It's something you have to experience yourself,and I hope you do.I watched this Movie when it came out,I was a kid at that time so probably didn't understand much.But 19 years later,I watched it once again, this time I was able to grasp so much more.It's not just a War movie or Just a Drama, It's an Experience, really. What I found out was that , even though some of our characters never meet in the movie, but they're tied by some bond,maybe it's their destiny. You don't just see the Story from a Single perspective , but from a lot of the soldier's eyes.The story may seem a Bit complicated to you at first but after some time, you'll understand,what the characters are trying to tell us .On top of this Experience, was The movie's score by Hans Zimmer. It really Makes the movie,the story speak to you.like I said it was an Experience. I'd say it wasn't a movie, but it was art.In 170 minutes, I saw, Experienced and Felt what the Characters were trying to speak to me. I've seen a lot of war movies, but one thing this gem of a Movie does best is that it connects to you better than others.The Narrations from different characters only add to the realistic environment you're experiencing. If you're looking for a breathtaking experience, to find what's it's like to be under fire, to find the meaning of life while Firing your M1 Garand at Jacques , do give this Movie a Try.One thing I can say is that after almost 3 hours of this Movie, you might Get better realization on a lot of things in life ,I did so . Cheers