Owen Gleiberman
September 14, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

In the Valley of Elah

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
119 minutes
Limited Release Date
09/14/07
performer
Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, James Franco, Susan Sarandon
director
Paul Haggis
distributor
Warner Independent Pictures
author
Paul Haggis
genre
Drama, War

We gave it an A

The first film Paul Haggis has written and directed since Crash is a lacerating, bone-deep inquiry into the war in Iraq. Tommy Lee Jones, his creases — and wounds — deeper than ever, is Hank Deerfield, who investigates the Stateside murder of his son, who was killed after returning from the war. Haggis uses this mystery to ask, What is what we’re doing in Iraq doing to us?

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