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Behind the Lines

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Behind the Lines

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
105 minutes

We gave it a B-

Though its packaging invokes the battle epics of Spielberg and Malick, this WWI drama (based on Pat Barker’s 1992 novel Regeneration and briefly released under that more suitable title) is actually the anti-Saving Private Ryan: a narcoleptically deliberate study of convalescing soldiers. Pryce’s shrink is the film’s finest asset, and the closest it comes to breaking ranks with the PBS-miniseries set. B-

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