Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Capsule Review - In the Valley of Elah

In the Valley of Elah (U.S., 2007) – Tommy Lee Jones gives an impressive performance as Hank Deerfield, a father trying to figure out what happened to his son after he returned from Iraq. Through him, viewers are given a rare view of just what war – and in particular the war in Iraq – does to good men. The film is a tad bit long, but it is consistently interesting and heartbreaking. The film was directed by Paul Haggis (Crash) and co-stars Charlize Theron. Tommy Lee Jones was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in the film. (on DVD)

3 and a half stars

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