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BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK

 
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At Theaters: 11/11/2016 On Video: 2/14/2017
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 50 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 600874
Studio: Sony Pictures Inc.
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19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.
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Drama War - While there are some sequences of war combat and some brutal violence, this is more of a quieter, introspective drama than a traditional war movie. All of the name stars, from Kristen Stewart to Chris Tucker to Steve Martin to especially Vin Diesel, have only small supporting roles, with newcomer Joe Alwyn being the lead. The scenes of violence along with some sexual content , drug use, and constant language make the film not for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Joe Alwyn THE SENSE OF AN ENDING
Kristen Stewart CAFE SOCIETY, AMERICAN ULTRA, CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA
Steve Martin HOME, THE BIG YEAR, IT'S COMPLICATED
Director: Ang Lee LIFE OF PI, TAKING WOODSTOCK, LUST, CAUTION
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Production Notes Heading
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words; over 30 S-words; many others.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex with noises, movements, and nudity.
VIOLENCE: Bloody shootings and killings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: War combat.
COMEDY: Some banter and wisecracks, sometimes suggestive and dark.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Average The characters are paper-thin, the dialogue trite and superficial. And needless to say, this is another movie about the Iraq War that only cares about its impact on Americans, not its causes or, heaven forbid, its effects on Iraqis.

USA Today Full Review
Below Average A disappointing effort from a master filmmaker, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk trips in all the wrong places. The viewer appreciates the closeness of this tight-knit group of men but is left cold by the pessimism surrounding them.

NY Post Full Review
Poor Dramatically inert, satirically inept and thematically insufferable, "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk” is the most disappointing film of the year. The film is anti-American, yet not in a gonzo Oliver Stone way: It's lazy and shallow...

Rolling Stone Full Review
Above Average The film's technical achievements are indisputable (a military salute to camera wiz John Toll). But Billy Lynn comes off as artificial when we most need it to be natural, organic and whisper-close.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 19 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
20-29Yg Adults (M)
1
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
1
Fairly Low
100%
30+Adults (M)
9
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (F)
8
Fairly High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
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Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 19 moviegoers:
TEENS: None
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The one male loved it, but the one female felt it was only an "average" movie.
ADULTS: Just over 20% of the males loved this movie. Another 45% indicated that they enjoyed it very much, rating it "above average." The remaining 35%, or so, felt it was only an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). As for the ladies, nearly 40% loved it with another close to 40% indicating that they enjoyed it very much. The remaining 25% felt it was an "average" movie.

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