Thin Red Line, The
The Thin Red Line, directed by Terence Malick, starring Nick Nolte, Sean Penn, Jared
Leto, John Travolta, John Cusack, George Clooney, and Woody Harrelson. Donít be tricked by
the ads, itís not another Saving Private Ryan. In some ways itís better, or at least more
experimental. And donít be tricked by all those big stars in the cast; most of those guys arenít in
the movie for very long, except Sean Penn and Nick Nolte (Nolte is amazing; his character is
totally compelling, and his performance is stunning). This is not a Hollywood, star-driven film.
Itís totally different from anything else on the screen today, which is probably why everybody
stopped going to see it. But donít let that turn you away; even though this is a challenging and
meditative film (not to mention long), itís also interesting, intelligent and deals with questions
about war, theology, and the nature of reality that are important to us all as human beings. So if
youíre human, you should see it!
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