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The Thin Red Line

8 Ratings: 1.9
A movie directed by Terrence Malick

   One of the cinema's great disappearing acts came to a close with the release ofThe Thin Red Linein late 1998. Terrence Malick, the cryptic recluse who withdrew from Hollywood visibility after the release of his visually enthralling masterpieceDays … see full wiki

Director: Terrence Malick
Genre: War
Release Date: January 15, 1999
MPAA Rating: R
4 reviews about The Thin Red Line
review by . May 08, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
**** out of ****     The last time I saw a Terrence Malick film was when I watched "Days of Heaven". I swore I would see more of his work, and as you can see, I haven't been so faithful to that promise. So here I am reviewing Malick's third film, "The Thin Red Line", which sees the legendary artistic mastermind tackling a genre I always imagined he would tackle; the war genre. Malick is good at flawlessly directing his films, adding beautiful cinematography to intensify mood …
review by . September 29, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
What a pity "The Thin Red Line" is. What a pity that it was released the same year of Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan." What a pity that it was nominated for Best Picture against Spielberg's aforementioned "Saving Private Ryan." What a pity this movie has always been in the shadows of "Saving Private Ryan." What a pity that I should see it the day after I see "Saving Private Ryan." Like "Saving Private Ryan," "The Thin Red Line" takes place during World War II. The battle that "The Thin …
review by . October 28, 2004
Martin Scorsese, one of the greatest directors ever to breath, stood firm in naming The Thin Red Line as one of the top ten most important films of the 1990's. I couldn't agree more.    The Thin Red line is an incredible achievement. It doesn't take half a brain nowadays to create an all out action fest, with fast editing and mindless violence. Malick stands out on his own and selectively chose a film that concentrates on then internal war of the mind, which just happens to be …
review by . January 19, 2003
Critics raved about the director's past work. Were eager to see new work, especially such an attractive cast in such an ambitious subject. They saw the movie. The movie was "artsy." They raved.But did anyone understand it? I don't care how "philosophical" it was, or how pretty the flowers on the island looked in contrast to the brutality of war. I know it was an anti-war statement (at least I imagine it was). But any "issue" movie still needs to have a coherent plot. It was virtually impossible …
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