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The Yellow Birds (2017)

R | | Drama, War | 15 June 2018 (USA)
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Two young soldiers, Bartle (21) and Murph (18) navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph's mother before their deployment.

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Credited cast:
... Daniel Murphy
... Maureen Murphy
... Amy Bartle
... Sergeant Sterling
... Brandon Bartle
... Captain Anderson
... Jim Murphy
... Tess
... Sheryl
... Claudia
... Claire
... Jenny Smith
... Lenny Crockett
... Priest
... Congressman Freeman
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"Yellow Birds" follows John Bartle and the difficulties he faces in keeping his humanity, his urge to survive and his friend Murph alive during the war in Iraq, as well as his life and struggles with his memories of the war after he comes back to Virginia. Written by Romain

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There are moments that test us and choices that define us.

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Rated R for war violence, some grisly images, sexual material, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Benedict Cumberbatch and Will Poulter were originally cast but they dropped out after the project was delayed and were replaced by Jack Huston and Alden Ehrenreich. See more »

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Bartle and Murphy address non-commissioned officers as "sir" numerous times throughout the film. NCOs are referred to by their rank (sergeant, staff sergeant) in the US Army, Only commissioned officers are referred to or addressed as "sir" (warrant officers can be addressed as"Mr (their last name)" or as "sir" . This is a serious error in protocol and would have been correct by the NCO being addressed immediately. See more »

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Solid ANTI-war movie
18 June 2018 | by See all my reviews

The negative reviews seem to be mostly from Gun-buffs who are probably disappointed by the lack of Hoo-Ra yanky-doodle-dandy action.

It's a very good anti war movie. It shows very well the ugly realities of war - how it affects young men. How it pulls apart families and the very fabric of society when those men go home. And how the industrial military war machine chews up and spits out everything it passes through.

I'm giving it 10 stars to bump up what I see as a very unfair rating. Realistically it should be about 7-8 stars.


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