The Thin Red Line Synopsis
The men (Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel) of Charlie Company try to take Guadalcanal.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
One of the most curious and perversely brilliant films ever made in the American studio system. It's a shining example of qualities we...
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Unique and courageous. It may be counted as one of the year's few steps forward in cinema.
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100

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Here is something great and startling -- not necessarily the kind of comforting, consensus-creating film that wins Oscars, but...
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90

Mr. Showbiz

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It's the awesome, metaphysically charged spectacle of man doing terrible things to man within the multicolored and multifarious cathedral...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Although the story seems disjointed at times, no other war movie has tried so valiantly to convey not only the suffering of combat but the...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Like no other war movie you've ever seen.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The director is a poet of images.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie's schizophrenia keeps it from greatness (this film has no firm idea of what it is about), but doesn't make it bad. It is, in fact,...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
An epic aestheticization of World War II, a movie at once bold and baffling, immediate and abstract.
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63

San Francisco Examiner

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Powerful war spectacle neglects novel's heart and much of story.
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