In the Valley of Elah Reviews

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January 24, 2008
A powerful, imperfect drama let down by the playground polemic of a country still sending its children to be slaughtered overseas.
January 24, 2008
Powerful, downbeat drama with an anti-war message.
January 24, 2008
January 24, 2008
Tense, powerful and considerably less crass than Crash, Elah may be jammed with ideas that don't all connect, but Jones' devastating performance makes this a compassionate and very human look at the Iraq conflict.
December 19, 2007
While you sometimes feel its length, stick with it--its in its layers that the movie comes alive.
November 28, 2007
Uma obra que se propõe a discutir vários temas relevantes, fazendo-o com certa eficácia.
October 23, 2007
It would be a crime if Jones doesn't receive a Best Actor Oscar nomination, and Sarandon's reaction upon hearing the news of Mike's death should get her an automatic Best Supporting Actress win.
October 21, 2007
Has numerous levels that go far beyond a whodunit, asking us to look at familial ties, gender roles and relations, and the interactions of military and civilian worlds.
October 18, 2007
Haggis draws sensitive performances from his cast while asking provocative, important questions.
October 6, 2007
... essential viewing.
October 5, 2007
After the potent final image of In the Valley of Elah faded to black, I had that very special tingle I get when I know I've just seen a great movie.
October 5, 2007
...what saves it from ponderousness is the fine acting...
October 4, 2007
A well-made issue movie; but a little too dense and structured
October 4, 2007
features some fine acting and a touchstone subject matter, but I wasn't nearly as impressed as I thought I would be by a film with this pedigree.
October 4, 2007
I'm happy to have found quiet, slow-burning Elah the better Middle East movie of the week (despite the "Oh no he dih-int!" ending).
October 3, 2007
Elah is in the strange position of being a not wholly successful film that nonetheless should be seen.
October 2, 2007
This is a story that most people don't want to see, but it needed to be done.
October 2, 2007
One of the most powerful films I've seen in years.
September 29, 2007
Walking a razor-wire fence, [Writer/Director Paul] Haggis honors Americans serving their country while lacerating the military mindset that got them there.
September 28, 2007
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