The Yellow BirdsAgainst the explosive backdrop of the Iraq War, young soldiers Brandon Bartle (Alden Ehrenreich) and Daniel Murphy (Tye Sheridan) forge a deep bond of friendship. When tragedy strikes the platoon, one soldier must return home to face the hard truth behind the incident, and help a grieving mother (Jennifer Aniston) find peace. With a compelling mix of battle action and poignant drama, The Yellow Birds is an unforgettable movie whose power resonates long after the final frame.Keywords:
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Critic Reviews of "The Yellow Birds"Detroit NewsJune 15, 2018
"The Yellow Birds" is a difficult film that hammers home its point that war is a living hell that extends far beyond the battlefield.Los Angeles TimesJune 14, 2018
Making a late appearance in the Iraq War movie cycle, the impressively acted "The Yellow Birds" manages to leave an affecting mark even as it constantly struggles to find a distinctive voice of its own.New York TimesJune 14, 2018
Watch it once, and you could come away a little underwhelmed; watch it twice, and you begin to suspect that its almost humdrum rhythms are exactly the point.RogerEbert.comJanuary 25, 2017
It's not only that The Yellow Birds doesn't have anything new to say, but that it's playing movie karaoke with other, better war movies.Los Angeles TimesJanuary 23, 2017
"The Yellow Birds" ... takes the form of a detective story, albeit one in which the mystery is as drearily protracted as it is ultimately unpersuasive.AV ClubJanuary 23, 2017
The film seems chiefly informed by other movies; the generic combat scenes are staged with the same shaky handheld "urgency" as every other Iraq War picture, while the characters have no psychology beyond the usual innocence-lost arc.Mark Reviews MoviesJune 14, 2018
The familiarity of this story ... certainly doesn't help in combination with Lowery, Porto, and director Alexandre Moors' non-specific approach to the material.Blu-ray.comJune 13, 2018
Aims to be poetic and insular, but it's not a particularly compelling feature, slogging through the same old sights and sounds without inspiration to be anything more than disappointingly predictable.National Newspaper Publishers AssociationJune 11, 2018
What you see and hear will haunt you. Despite all the strong elements, a somber mood is what you will take away.Flickering MythJune 10, 2018
An unsettling exploration of two young adults broken by their traumatizing experiences out in the fieldSlant MagazineJune 10, 2018
You may want for something to hold on to, but Tye Sheridan and Alden Ehrenreich slip through the fingers, both seeming uninterested and restless to move on to other projects.Movie NationMay 29, 2018
There've been too many Iraq War films -- good, bad and indifferent -- to waste your time on one that's merely mediocre.
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