The Wall
The Wall (2017)

The Wall is a deadly psychological thriller that follows two soldiers pinned down by an Iraqi sniper, with nothing but a crumbling wall between them. Their fight becomes as much a battle of will and wits as it is of lethally accurate… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 12, 2017
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2017
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Wall makes the most of its limitations -- albeit perhaps not quite enough to stretch its tight-focused action into a consistently gripping feature-length thriller.

Anna Smith
Time Out

The increasingly impressive Taylor-Johnson dominates the screen time.

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Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail

Liman ... elevates the material every chance he gets, ensuring what could have been a bargain-basement dramatic exercise looks and moves like a big-budget thrill ride.

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Jordan Ruimy
World of Reel

Liman's slight film is minimalist, claustrophobic and highly visceral

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Glenn Kenny

The posturing leads to an ending that's unsatisfying even on the level of pessimism it aspires to.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

The Wall is the best kind of war film, one that expresses both the brutality of combat and the ambiguity of conflict.

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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

It feels more like a festival-pleaser than a commercial release, and it's not as clever, or as metaphorical, as it thinks it is.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

This is a smart, gritty, quietly chaotic war movie which resonates far beyond its purposely small scale.

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

Strip away all of the camo and sand, and it could be a page out of a Jack London adventure yarn.

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Jonathan Roberts
The New Paper (Singapore)

While The Wall hits the right notes with action, the dialogue is weak and gets trite very quickly.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
When it comes to the quality of films that director Doug Liman has helmed, they really are across the board. From the throwaway action flick that Mr. and Mrs.… More
Brendan Nicholls
This film at first felt like a cheap gimmick but this changed once I found Liman attached as director. He has impressed me with some of the films he has… More