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In the Valley of Elah

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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?