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Stop-Loss

Boys Don’t Cry director Kimberly Peirce’s Iraq-war drama Stop-Loss — about a sergeant (Phillippe) who goes AWOL rather than report back to Iraq — is near heartbreaking. Only not, unfortunately, in a good way. Because we need bracing, wake-up-call movies about the war, and because Peirce is so well-intentioned (as a commentary and copious behind-the-scenes EXTRAS attest), it hurts all the more that Stop-Loss becomes such a button-pushing letdown. C+

Stop-Loss
type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
runtime
  • 111 minutes
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