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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.

Jarhead
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  • Movie
mpaa
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  • 115 minutes
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