Stop-loss

Stop-loss

DVD - 2008
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A decorated Iraq hero returns home to Texas and tries to resume the life and love he left behind, only to be ordered back to active duty in Iraq against his will. Includes commentary, featurettes, making-of documentary, deleted scenes, and more.
"...a richly textured, psychologically acute film that takes an unblinking look at the tattered life of the returning soldier..."--TV Guide
"...forceful, effective, and alive, with the raw, mixed-up emotions produced by an endless war."--The New Yorker
"(A) very worthy film."--Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
Publisher: [United States] : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2008
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA STO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 111 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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roystreet
Feb 14, 2015

This stands comparison with "American Sniper" in its treatment of the complexities of our involvement in Iraq. Based on real-life stories, the script forces its characters to choose under impossible conditions. Some very good performances by a young cast.

The commentary by the director is highly recommended.

aaa5756 Aug 02, 2013

The 1st 15 minutes EXCELLENT really good action scenes. the rest of the movie was sort of a drag. Very predictable.

voisjoe1 May 13, 2013

Stop-Loss is a procedure to force soldiers into serving an extra tour of duty. Soldiers in this film suffer physical wounds (loss of limbs, loss of sight, and loss of life) and mental wounds (suicide, guilt, nightmares, etc.) from serving one too many tours. Some soldiers actually volunteer for one too many tours when they realize that combat life is the only thing they are good at. The neo-cons who love every war that they can start do not want you to see this film. War is hell and this film is not for the chicken-hawk.

kitten55 Mar 11, 2013

trcooper says: "THIS movie was so real, it made me realize just what war is about & what our young men are fighting against, including the USA. I wish everyone could see it and be viewed in churces, as well as congress."

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neonkc
Dec 21, 2012

very good

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sdelao
Sep 02, 2011

I will give this movie three stars. The acting is pretty good (JGL was great, as is the always watchable Abbie Cornish). The dialogue, direction and writing alright. Overall, I've seen better movies about combat and war, specifically The Hurt Locker and Kelly's Heros.

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bdls206
Apr 11, 2011

This is another political war movie, but it's got a strong cast and a solid script which does a good job of drawing the viewer in. Yes, it does center around the negative aspects of war, but it also eventually shows the value of serving in the army and fighting for freedom overseas. Not the best movie ever made, but worth a watch if you enjoy these types of films.

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photogrrlkp
Apr 11, 2011

Great movie, I find it refreshing to see a movie about the military that doesn't look like a recruitment commercial. "Stop-Loss" definitely offers a different look at how soldiers' lives are effected by what they do and see in battle, and how the cope (or don't cope) with it. Anyone who is thinking about joining the military should see this before they do.

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choirnerd2732
Apr 11, 2011

A fantastic story of friendship that touches the heart and leaves you wondering "what would I have done?" spectacular performances by all the actors, especially Joseph Gordon-Levitt, a largely unsung hero in the world of Hollywood

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waimanau
Feb 09, 2011

Good opening sequence, but

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aaa5756 Aug 02, 2013

“National honor is the national property of the highest value.” -James Madison

aaa5756 Aug 02, 2013

“Those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither.”-Ben Franklin

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bdls206
Apr 11, 2011

Brandon King: Who wants to play lets start shootin' people?

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Apr 11, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Apr 11, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Apr 11, 2011

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bdls206
Apr 11, 2011

A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.

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