The Thin Red Line
The Thin Red Line (1964)

Set during the Allied invasion of the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater during WWII, this film is based on the novel by James Jones. Keir Dullea is Private Doll, who dreads the invasion and steals a pistol to help him protect… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 19, 1998
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Compared to Malick's sumptuous art film, Marton's old Line looks awfully naive, and yet it goes a great deal further in grappling with the author's touchy subtext of soldierly love.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

Much better than the pretentious Terrence Malick film of the same name. This original Thin Red Line is a perfect companion piece to Robert Aldrich's Attack.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The images of the dead in the swamp with dog tags in their mouth, was the most appalling sight in the film...

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