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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Denzel Washington
Liev Schreiber
Meryl Streep
Jon Voight
Directors
Jonathan Demme
Screenwriters
Daniel Pyne
Dean Georgaris
Running Time
130 minutes

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Plot
Years after his patrol's ordeal in the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco (Washington) has a recurring nightmare which casts disturbing light on his memory of those events, and especially an act of heroism by his comrade, Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Schreiber). Marco takes his fears to military superiors, but no one will listen and he's left uncomfortably witnessing Shaw's rise to power.


Verdict
Impressively accomplished and highly entertaining, with sufficiently smart new twists to keep you guessing all the way to the nerve-wracking climax.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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