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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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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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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Erick Estrada

An interesting film that tries to show the plasticity that exists between powerful people but can be a bit confusing and feels a bit overacted when it tries to make that critic. [Full review in Spanish]

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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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Alice Murray
Film Inquiry

Billy Lynn's Halftime Walk is a film that never really seems to find its footing; despite high promise of a smarter, sharper, and much sadder film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
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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
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