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Flags of Our Fathers

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Flags of Our Fathers

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
132 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/20/06
performer:
Adam Beach, Jesse Bradford, Joseph Cross, Barry Pepper, Ryan Phillippe, Benjamin Walker, Paul Walker, Ken Watanabe
director:
Clint Eastwood
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
William Broyles Jr., Paul Haggis
genre:
Drama, War

We gave it a B-

Honorable but plodding. Clint Eastwood salutes the famous photograph of U.S. servicemen raising the flag on Iwo Jima. In paying homage to these ”heroes,” Eastwood wants to show us that World War II was darker than any legendary photo. But he’s demythologizing what no longer needs to be demythologized.