Last Flag Flying

Last Flag Flying

DVD - 2018
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Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman re-unites with his old buddies to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.
Publisher: [United States] :, Amazon Studios,, [2018]
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE LAS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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misatim
Sep 26, 2018

The most truthful movie about war that I have seen in a long time. Three great actors playing off each other. The timing in each scene is amazing so well done and the truth in the script hits home with each line. The bonus is seeing Cicely Tyson on screen again!

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LauraSteinert
Jul 15, 2018

One-hundred-twenty-five minutes of old men talking.

An exhausted buddy movie about three Vietnam vets reunited to bury a son killed in Iraq in 2003. Middle-brow entertainment a notch below Linklater's usual product. It'll probably work for you if you're a Bryan Cranston fan, but not if you come to the movie looking for some heavy bass from Larry Fishburne or some Steve Carrell tomfoolery. It's a big disappointment to think that this is the sequel to THE LAST DETAIL. The illumination of the ambiguous American attitude toward the military -- hate it for what it does but proud to belong to it -- has merit but somehow the film fails to find this focus.

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zeldathewelder
Jun 30, 2018

Horrible- implausible, impossible plot and script.

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oktexchic
Jun 11, 2018

It's an okay movie.

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lavasushi
Jun 10, 2018

Neither an indictment or endorsement of war, we see the unspoken memories from a shared experience together that has united them again. Sad. I think it’s odd that comedians, like Steve Carell, play serious parts so honestly. Not a big Bryan Cranston fan, but he captured ADHD, mocking bad boy perfectly. I was surprised how much I liked it. I like Richard Linklater’s films.

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BPDaegan
Jun 08, 2018

Touching film. I'm not sure why this it's listed as a comedy, I'd call it a drama -- sure it has funny bits, because done-right life has at least some funny bits. It helps to have at least some understanding of Viet Nam veterans and the military. Well worth watching, but IMO the preview makes it out to be more of a comedy than it is. Pleasing combination of actors between Carell, Cranston, and the ever indomitable Fishburne.

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garycornell
May 30, 2018

To the gentleman below, thank you for your service to your country. It is my hope that many other KCLS patron will experience this movie. Every member of the cast drew me in to the movie. I wanted to be there with them. I think most of us know the contribution are servicemen make to preserving the values we hold so dear. This is one time when words are not enough to give adequate praise to a movie!

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
May 28, 2018

I served two years National Service in the British Army. Although I never served in battle you never forget the friends you make while serving. The three main characters in this movie remind me of fellow servicemen when I served. I believe many will get something out of this movie.

ArapahoeRead May 16, 2018

Another winner from director Richard Linklater, this is a moving film about loss that draws parallels between the Iraq War and the Vietnam War. The three leads all deliver strong performances, especially Bryan Cranston.

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