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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Ryan Phillippe
Jesse Bradford
Adam Beach
Directors
Clint Eastwood
Screenwriters
Paul Haggis
James Bradley
Running Time
132 minutes

Flags Of Our Fathers
Eastwood takes on war and heroism with his usual skill and creativity.


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Flags Of Our Fathers

Plot
When a random photo of six soldiers lifting a flag during the battle for Iwo Jima becomes an emblem for the American cause, the survivors are transformed into heroes; something they find impossible to bear.


Verdict
Not as emotional as Million Dollar Baby, nor as astounding as Saving Private Ryan, but Eastwood remains the most astringent American filmmaker around.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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