Stop LossThe movie centers on a young American soldier who returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is ordered to return to the front lines as part of the military's controversial stop-loss policy opts instead to go AWOL.
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Directors of "Stop Loss"Kimberly PeirceBirthdate: 8 September 1967, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Creators of "Stop Loss"Mark RichardKimberly PeirceBirthdate: 8 September 1967, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Critic Reviews of "Stop Loss"Time OutApril 25, 2008
It's the film equivalent of a weary shrug - capturing the national mood at a moment when we'd all prefer some mood enhancers.I.E. WeeklyMarch 31, 2008
Stop-Loss misses emotional beats and hammers home its frustration; yet in a week where we've lost our 4,000th soldier, its impatience is a virtue.New YorkerMarch 31, 2008
Stop-Loss is not a great movie, but it's forceful, effective, and alive, with the raw, mixed-up emotions produced by an endless war -- a time when the patriotism of military families is in danger of being exploited beyond endurance.New York Magazine/VultureMarch 31, 2008
The power of Stop-Loss -- and this is no dumb joke -- is that it shows its hero between Iraq and a hard place.Ebert & RoeperMarch 31, 2008
[A] very worthy film.Wall Street JournalMarch 28, 2008
Swamped by clichés, continuity problems, stock characters and very good intentions.Common Sense MediaDecember 17, 2010
Mature, violent war drama tackles heavy issues.CinePassionAugust 27, 2009
Feverish yet bizarrely apolitical, the movie tries to have it both ways and fumbles its outraged and reconciliatory impulses equallyTheMovieReport.comMarch 29, 2009
Peirce's sincerity and smarts cannot quite defuse the overall didactic nature of the piece.Urban CinefileAugust 04, 2008
Following the harrowing and superbly made opening sequences of hand to hand combat in Iraq, we can feel the frustrations and the anger through the film, and we sympathise. But the film has a confused message ...Movie MetropolisJuly 02, 2008
...once it makes its point, it tends to pile on, never making an entirely convincing drama nor an entirely convincing argument.
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