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FILM DETAILS
Certificate TBC
Cast
Ryan Phillippe
Channing Tatum
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Abbie Cornish
Timothy Olyphant
Ciaran Hinds
Directors
Kimberly Peirce
Screenwriters
Kimberly Peirce
Mark Richard
Running Time
112 minutes

Stop-Loss
Just when you think you’re out, they pull you back in.


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Stop-Loss

Plot
Lifelong buddies Staff Sgt. King (Phillippe) and Sgt. Shriver (Tatum) return from Iraq. But when King is told he’s been “stop lossed” and redeployed against his will, he goes AWOL.


Verdict
Strong performances from the young cast make a compelling case that the US govt is failing its soldiers, but the film’s a little too much of a blunt instrument.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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