First screened in October 2008.
Director: Oliver Stone. Cast: Josh Brolin, James Cromwell, Elizabeth Banks, Richard Dreyfuss, Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton, Toby Jones, Scott Glenn, Bruce McGill, Dennis Boutsikaris, Ellen Burstyn, Stacy Keach, Noah Wyle, Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Gaston, Jesse Bradford, Colin Hanks, Jennifer Sipes, Jason Ritter, Paul Rae, Rob Corddry, Marley Shelton. Screenplay: Stanley Weiser.

Twitter Capsule: Too soon for perspective. Stone's halcyon days will never return. But comic streak clicks without defanging, and Brolin excels.

VOR:   Debatable prematurity also makes it fascinating to debate. The tone and the chosen points of emphasis are all gutsy choices, as is producing the film.

Photo © 2008 Lionsgate/QED International/Omnilab Media

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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