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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Jake Gyllenhaal
Tobey Maguire
Natalie Portman
Directors
Jim Sheridan
Screenwriters
David Benioff
Running Time
105 minutes

Brothers
Maguire and Gyllenhaal feel the call of duty…


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Plot
Sam Cahill (Maguire) begins his latest tour in Afghanistan and his chopper is shot down. He is presumed dead. As his family, including his wife (Portman), brother (Gyllenhaal) and father (Shepard) mourn his loss, they try to move on with their lives. Then Sam unexpectedly returns home…


Verdict
Despite strong performances from the leads, when it comes to pacing and power, it’s the Danish original that edges it. Still, a sturdy and affecting remake that brings a powerful story to an even wider audience.


Reviewed by Will Lawrence

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