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In the Valley of Elah (2007) Movie Information

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In the Valley of Elah (2007)
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Overall Rank:

4444

Avg. Rating:

2.65/4

# of Ratings:

71

Genres:

Thriller, War

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

09/14/2007

DVD Release:

02/19/2008

Director:

Paul Haggis

Actors:

Charlize Theron
Tommy Lee Jones
James Franco
Jason Patric
Susan Sarandon
Barry Corbin

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A father investigates his Army son's murder when he's suspicious of the facts given him. Based on actual events.

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dukeakasmudge 09/25/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
1/4 

Something to watch......

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mitchellyoung 08/01/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

This movie is mostly about a father's love and, when it sticks with Tommy Lee Jones's commanding performance, it succeeds. Occasionally, the film gets mired in the more procedural details of the investigation and, then, when it moves away from the emotional core, it gets a little tired and cliched.

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Alex 09/20/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

Not really all that compelling but it actually was pretty decent. I would not put it in my top 10 or anything for the year. But it is amazing how your faith in something you love can change some quickly. I like TLJ more and more every time.

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Chris Kavan 07/30/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Tommy Lee Jones makes this movie work - his performance alone it worth the watch. Combine that with a powerful story and some excellent supporting characters and you have a recipe for success. My only issue was that it dragged a little.

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Essi Suomela 03/17/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

I liked the simplicity of this film. Tommy Lee Jones was perfectly cast and he gave an amazing performance. Well deserved Oscar nomination.

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09/02/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Very Angry, Very Sad

This is one of the best anti-war films I’ve seen in a while. Tommy Lee Jones is excellent as a father who wants to find out who murdred his son and why. Jones is an expert when it comes to looking defeated and tired but he’s incendiary when he tries to keep his anger from bubbling over, spilling, and causing a flood. Charlize Theron is just as great as the detective that helps Jones. We root for her because she is not taken seriously by the guys at the police station; even though she’s far from perfect, she tries her best to solve crimes when no one would even bother. I’m impressed with this picture because it is so angry in a quiet way. It managed to keep me interested because it does not always show the audience what the characters see. Just when you think that the case is solved, it tu...

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4/4 

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