First screened in December 2014
Director: David Ayer. Cast: Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Peña, Jason Isaacs, Alicia von Rittberg, Anamaria Marinca, Jim Parrack, Brad William Henke, Kevin Vance, Xavier Samuel, Scott Eastwood, Laurence Spellman, Daniel Betts, Adam Ganne, Saul Barrett, Marek Oravec, John Macmillan, Osi Okerafor. Screenplay: David Ayer. Twitter Capsule:
Like Nightcrawler, a lurid revel but also a laudably unblinking study of unsavory types. Overproduced, uneven, but not empty.
Originality is precisely where film feels deficient, even when making a technical case for itself. Half-musters a sour take on American soldiers, but compensates rapidly with boilerplate sentiment.