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Generally favorable reviews- based on 54 Ratings

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  • Summary: Sgt. Brandon King fought for America. He fought for freedom. He fought for his family. He gave everything, and then he came home to begin his life anew. But now his superiors want more: They want him back. (Paramount Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
  1. 91
    Stop-Loss is a human story first and foremost, and Peirce and her stellar young cast ensure that the message never gets in the way of the storytelling.
  2. There's little time for nuance in Stop-Loss, and it doesn't deny any of the film's power to wish Peirce would occasionally slow things down enough to let her audience ponder what they're seeing.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    70
    A relentlessly grim film.
  4. Despite several attempts, we're still waiting for the drama that convincingly captures the experienc of soldiers who've fought in Iraq. Stop-Loss" isn't that film, but at the very least its efforts are honorable.
  5. 60
    Stop-Loss is a bit uneven. Mixed messages abound.
  6. 50
    An earnest and well-meaning but disappointing failure.
  7. 25
    As phony as a re-enactment with finger pup pets.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 26
  2. Negative: 8 out of 26
  1. Jan 7, 2014
    5
    War films are the speciality of Kathryn Bigelow which should stay so. It was a nice try of Kimberly Peirce, but nevertheless she should leave it to Bigelow and focus on movies like her best one "Boys Don't Cry". Expand

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