Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

The film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn, who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, has been hailed as a hero and brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 18, 2016
DVD Release Date: February 14, 2017
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk has noble goals, but lacks a strong enough screenplay to achieve them -- and its visual innovations are often merely distracting.

Amy Nicholson

Lee's use of High Frame Rate technology becomes a literal window into Billy Lynn's head. We're not supposed to feel comfortable.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Ang Lee's heart may be in the right place with his Iraq War thumb-sucker Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, but his head is somewhere in the clouds.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A heavy-handed but accurate social satire on the Iraq War and America's nauseating attempt to package it as a necessary war back home.

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

[Lurches] from a grim family drama cursorily observed to a big and broad satire of the United States in the early 2000s before descending into the very kind of sentimental militarism it has parodied.

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Jim Slotek
Toronto Sun

Beyond a few shining moments, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is a bit of a trudge.

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Graham Fuller
Culture Trip

Never mind the technical innovations, Stewart and the affecting newcomer Alwyn are the two main reasons why Billy Lynn deserves our votes this week.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

Everything feels stilted and strangely flat.

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Tom Shone

For a movie about the aftershocks of battle, Billy Lynn feels curiously tranquil.

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Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)

A movie that explores, nearly as well as The Best Years of Our Lives, the gap that divides actual warriors from those who merely wave flags in their honor.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
When did Academy Award winning director Ang Lee -- famous for meaningful films like "Brokeback Mountain" and "Life of Pi" -- begin directing… More
Jacob Smith
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is a film I recommend if you have anyone in your life that is serving or has served in the military. While the writing is a… More
KJ Proulx
True Stories can either manipulate its audience into thinking there was more to the story than what news platforms had lead on at the time, but they can also… More
Philip Price
Not actively terrible, but nowhere near the introspective character study it seemed destined to be Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is an amalgamation of… More
Dann Michalski
From Ang Lee comes the compelling war drama Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. Based on a novel, the story follows returning war hero Billy Lynn and his… More