Writers: William Broyles Jr., Anthony Swofford
Composer: Thomas Newman
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Scott MacDonald, Peter Sarsgaard, Jamie Foxx, Ming Lo, Lucas Black, Kevin Foster, Brian Geraghty, Damion Poitier
More info: IMDb
Tagline: Every man fights his own war.
Plot: A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.
My rating: 7.5/10
Will I watch it again? Nah.
I've never really cared for watching movies about the Gulf Wars, that is until I see them. A good movie is a good movie regardless of the subject and this is no different. There's humor, action (well, a little), tension, drama. The scene where the guys are watching the movie that cuts into one a homemade porn with the wife of one of the men cheating on him was great in a fucked up way. There's a lot going on there. Great scene. One thing I liked about this picture is how compelling it was. I had no idea where this was going and that was a large part of the fun. It's a downer of a film but it also feels like it's trying to be nothing more than honest.and I believe that. Great performances all around. It was nice seeing Jamie Foxx doing some acting instead of the usual Jamie Foxx thing. I really liked him for a change. I've been watching a lot of Jake Gyllenhaal's movies lately. It's purely coincidental but I'm liking this cat more and more. The Universal DVD has a great looking anamorphic widescreen print and the extras include a commentary with Mendes and editor Walter Murch, another one with just Mendes, a third commentary with screenwriter Broyles and author Swofford, and 10 deleted scenes with optional commentary from Mendes and Murch.