On the front line, there's no time for fear. For 70,000 marines, the battle for Iwo Jima was more than the turning point of World War II; it was the defining moment in their lives. Clint Eastwood taps into the single greatest emotional truth of warfare; soldiers may fight for their country, but they die for their friends. Hailed by critics, Flags of our Fathers is based on a powerful true story of heroism and bravery that should be shared and remembered.
- Flags of Our Fathers review by Rubber Ducky
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You rated this film: 4
A bit like saving Private Ryan but set in Japan rather than in Europe. The film follows the stories of the soldiers who raised the American flag over Iwo Jima, an island near Japan that had strategic significance during World War 2. The soldiers became reluctant celebrities in the USA, helping to raise cash for the war effort. The story unfolds in flashbacks to the battles that occurred on Iwo Jima, from the point of view of the 'celebrity' flag-raisers. It is a graphic and touching film, with many talented actors ably directed by Eastwood.
Flags of our Fathers
- Flags of Our Fathers review by DH
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You rated this film: 3
I had waited quite a while to watch this film and ended up feeling that I had missed something. The landing scenes are very well done and the underlying emotional story is very gripping but for some reason I got a sense that they didn't link together properly. That said, I did enjoy the film and am still looking forward to watching "Letters from Iwo Jima".