Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk


Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Based on the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel, we follow the story from the point of view of the 19-year-old private Billy Lynn who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad, which contrasts the realities of the war with what the American population thinks is happening.

113 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Drama, War, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Makenzie Leigh, Steve Martin
Director
Ang Lee
ScreenplayJean-Christophe Castelli, from the novel by Ben Fountain
MusicMychael Danna, Jeff Danna
CinematographyJohn Toll
EditingTim Squyres
Sound formatsDolby Atmos
Made in2016
Produced byBona Film Group, Film4, The Ink Factory, Marc Platt Productions, Studio 8, TriStar Pictures, TriStar Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, war
LanguageStrong impact, frequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrong impact, realistic, psychological threat, bloodletting, fairly frequent.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for language throughout, some war violence, sexual content, and brief drug use
Runtime113
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
2
Violence
4
Sex
3
Language
4
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
David Rooney quote iconWhen heroes are stripped of their humanity.
10
Die Burger
Marguerite van Wyk quote iconDie 'skouspel' van oorlog in Iraq.
20
Cape Times
Unknown
10
Metacritic.com
42 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
135 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconBilly Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk has noble goals, but lacks a strong enough screenplay to achieve them -- and its visual innovations are often merely distracting.
9
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
10
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconViolent war-hero drama has too many scattered ideas.
5

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
37 users
12
Rottentomatoes users
5743 users
11
Internet
9256 Netizens quote iconEmotional and Moving
13

Average .. 55%

11

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