Last Flag Flying

Last Flag Flying

By Richard Linklater

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2017-11-03
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 5min
  • Director: Richard Linklater
  • Production Company: Big Indie Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99
6.8/10
6.8
From 61 Ratings

Description

In 2003, thirty years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Larry "Doc" Shepherd reunites with former marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller on a different type of mission: burying Doc’s son, a young marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo burial at Arlington National Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire. Along the way, Doc, Sal, and Mueller reminisce and come to terms with shared memories of the war that continues to shape their lives. Based on the novel by Darryl Ponicsan.

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  • Boring and Cliche

    1
    By Zack CF
    This film is neither entertaining nor insightful. It is 2 hours of straight dialogue, and the characters are Hollywood cliches, rather than authentic human beings. If you're looking for a respectful, honest film about fallen Marines, watch Taking Chance. If you're looking for 2 hours of the same old Hollywood anti-war speeches, watch this one.
  • Better Than I Expected

    4
    By 1Gossard
    A bit of over acting by Cranston but still a great little movie. Carrell is outstanding.
  • After a long wait I expected more

    3
    By Dan Hart Design
    Now I understand why this movie wasn’t a bigger hit at the box office. The pacing was off for a movie with a terrific cast and storyline. Could have been so much better with some creative editing and a better soundtrack. Maybe it didn’t have the budget for that. Either way Bryan Cranston is the real bright spot in this movie.
  • Kyokushin Osu Seal of Approval

    5
    By Kyokushin Osu
    This movie gets the Kyokushin Osu seal of approval. Excellent character acting by Carell, Cranston, and Fishburne. While on the road with the coffin of Carell's deceased son, the actors transport you to their own Lost Highway of pain and loss, while simultaneously uplifting you with their humor. The shared experience of Vietnam unites them and gives meaning to the background theme of profound loss. There is redemption in the end. And laughter punctuates the journey. This is not the saccharine "Dulce et Decorum Est" -- but rather, the deep knowledge that we have our brothers to depend on, and the ultimate sacrifice does have meaning. My brothers, I salute you.
  • Extraordinary

    5
    By Loonapp
    Despite all the absurdities of war, four befuddled soldiers show us what honor and respect can be.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Glenn seureau
    This movie is amazing, this really is what parents experience when they loose a loved one. So realistic, this movie will make you tear up a little. one of the best films of the year
  • Worst movie ever

    1
    By praq1966
    Just simply horrid...
  • Excellent

    5
    By steven_k61
    Excellent movie. Funny, moving, and great actors.
  • Well Done

    5
    By 49 year old dad
    I think it was well written and I found myself walking along with these three guys on their journey of self reflection

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