over 2 years
A bit of a snoozy film with too many celebs parading in and out of Malick's ego trip
Much about the destruction of nature, often so easily ignored when depicting war.
over 4 years
In my opinion, the best war film ever made.
over 5 years
sorry I didn't like It that much. 7/10
The endless A-lister appearances makes this inadvertently hilarious.
Hugely underrated. It's not a war movie but a study of humanity at its worst and best.
The Tree of Life cut with a 90 minutes hill battle. Too much sanctimonious voiceover
almost 7 years
A brazen, ethereal portrait of a human trauma, Malick's return to cinema shines.
The Thin Red Line is a 1998 American war film which tells a fictional story of United States forces during the Battle of Mount Austen in World War II. It portrays men in: C Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division; in particular those soldiers played by Sean Penn, Jim Caviezel, Nick Nolte, Elias Koteas and Ben Chaplin. The title echoes Rudyard Kipling's calling foot soldiers "the thin red line of 'eroes" in his poem Tommy from Barrack-Room Ballads.
The film marked director Terrence Malick's return to filmmaking after a 20-year absence. He wrote the screenplay based on the novel by James Jones. It features a large ensemble cast, including performances and cameos by notable actors, including Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, George Clooney, John Cusack, Jared Leto, and John Travolta. Reportedly, the first assembled cut took seven months to edit and ran five hours. By the final cut, all footage of the performances by Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Sheen, Gary Oldman,...