Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Jarhead

Posted on

Jarhead

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
115 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/04/05
performer:
Jamie Foxx, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Peter Sarsgaard
director:
Sam Mendes
distributor:
Universal
author:
80544, 58625

We gave it a B+

A startling adaptation of Anthony Swofford’s Gulf War memoir that is nevertheless a tricky movie to warm up to. Shipped off to Operation Desert Shield, Swofford (Jake Gyllenhaal) and his fellow Marines are a mosh pit of testosterone in search of an outlet. Sam Mendes creates a new kind of journalistic war film: cool and funny, vivid and remote.

Comments