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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.


Alexandre Moors


David Lowery (screenplay by), R.F.I. Porto (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Alden Ehrenreich ... Brandon Bartle
Daniel Jose Molina Daniel Jose Molina ... Manolo Vasquez
Mikey Collins ... Virgil Whitaker
Tye Sheridan ... Daniel Murphy
Carrie Wampler ... Jenny Smith
Carter Redwood ... Lenny Crockett
Jack Huston ... Sergeant Sterling
Olivia Crocicchia ... Tess
Toni Collette ... Amy Bartle
Gershwyn Eustache Jnr ... Lt. Seth Barlow
Lee Tergesen ... Jim Murphy
Ray Fearon ... Colonel
Tom Bates Tom Bates ... Embedded Journalist
Jennifer Aniston ... Maureen Murphy
Renée Willett ... Claire


"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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Based on the best-selling novel. See more »


Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


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 »


When Bartle pushes his mother against the wall in his bedroom, he holds her with his left hand. When the camera angle changes and he lets get go to leave the room, he is using his right hand. See more »

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Have absolutely no idea what these with the bad reviews are talking about !!
14 August 2018 | by Aktham_TashtushSee all my reviews

The movie was really good ,, wasn't perfect and yes maybe some errors here and there ,, but over all the movie was purposeful , based on a true story and really emotional ,., makes you think how you really can't feel what these who have been to war have felt back in Iraq or when they got home ..

The casting was also good ,, wanted to see more of Jennifer Aniston and Toni Collette but again it's not their story to tell ,, it's the soldiers. Tye Sheridan, since his X-men depute back in 2015 he's been doing great ,, and Alden Ehrenreich did good too,.

Again, don't really care if there wasn't flat screen TVs in 2003 ,, just you know first flat screen came out in 1997 and become popular in the early 2000's ,, I actually noticed the Hajjis in the movie they speak Moroccan accent not Iraqi , i know because i know the language but again it didn't matter... the story itself was good and had a goal ,, War hurts everyone and keeps on hurting even after it ends, so don't start one in the first place.

finale thought,, watch it , it is recommended and sometimes you need to read more than one review.

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15 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »


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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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