By Owen Gleiberman
November 11, 2005 at 05:00 AM EST
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  • Movie

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.

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  • Movie
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  • R
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  • 115 minutes
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