The Thin Red Line Quick Movie Reviews

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
3.5/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/19/2019

A thoughtful art-film take on the well-worn war genre.

Rating of
2.5/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 09/01/2018

Well that was long winded and pretentious. But at least it was a linear narrative. Terrence Malick was always obsessed with playing with pushing the boundaries of cinematic storytelling. Recently, he's all but abandoned it. THE THIN RED LINE is not one of those movies of his. But it is very long and drawn out. Yet it is well filmed, with good acting, and a great score. Can't say it's an exciting film to watch though. The battle scenes aren't as engaging as say SAVING PRIVATE RYAN or even that film's imitators like ENEMY AT THE GATES. But it is a change in scenery. The Pacific locations look gorgeous. WW2 movie enthusiasts and film geeks may like it better than casual viewers.

Rating of
3.5/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 02/20/2012

The Thin Red Line is a thoughtful anti-war film, full of beautiful and striking imagery and poetic dialogue, often positioned in voiceover. It is exactly what one would imagine a war film by Malick to look like, so if you are expecting the grand spectacle of Saving Private Ryan, you may be disappointed.

Rating of
2/4

Snoogans - wrote on 11/29/2011

Most people's critique of this film only point out the visuals and the profoundly meaningful aspects. Those are both handled masterfully, but this poetically themed un-war film left me cold. Despite understanding the film's intentions, I was still not engaged in any way. The presentation felt like being lectured to and I was just bored overall.

Rating of
4/4

fake_username - wrote on 02/26/2008

An emotionally powerful and aesthetically pleasing war film and one of the most underrated of all time.

Rating of
3.5/4

GGauthier - wrote on 08/31/2007

The most artistic war movie I've ever seen. Malick manages to mix the insanity of war with beautiful shots, and a very touching and compelling acting by Caviezel. Watch it if you look for something totally different.

Rating of
4/4

Alex - wrote on 03/30/2007

Patience is key when watching this movie. I thought it stunk the first time, but I am now away by beauty of the film and how few words of dialog can be so powerful. This is no "Saving Private Ryan," as it is based more on emotion.

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