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Stop-loss

(DVD - 2008)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Decorated Iraq war hero Sgt. Brandon King makes a celebrated return to his small Texas hometown following his tour of duty. He tries to resume the life he left behind with the help and support of his family and his best friend, Steve Shriver, who served with him in Iraq. Along with their other war buddies, Brandon and Steve try to make peace with civilian life. Then, against Brandon's will the Army orders him back to duty in Iraq, upending his new life. The conflict tests everything he believes in - the bond of family, the loyalty of friendship, the limits of love and the value of honor.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition: Widescreen format (169)
ISBN: 1415741093
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE S
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (111 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Aug 02, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The 1st 15 minutes EXCELLENT really good action scenes. the rest of the movie was sort of a drag. Very predictable.

May 13, 2013
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Stop-Loss is a procedure to force soldiers into serving an extra tour of duty. Soldiers in this film suffer physical wounds (loss of limbs, loss of sight, and loss of life) and mental wounds (suicide, guilt, nightmares, etc.) from serving one too many tours. Some soldiers actually volunteer for one too many tours when they realize that combat life is the only thing they are good at. The neo-cons who love every war that they can start do not want you to see this film. War is hell and this film is not for the chicken-hawk.

Mar 12, 2013
  • kitten55 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

trcooper says: "THIS movie was so real, it made me realize just what war is about & what our young men are fighting against, including the USA. I wish everyone could see it and be viewed in churces, as well as congress."

Dec 21, 2012
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very good

Sep 02, 2011
  • sdelao rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I will give this movie three stars. The acting is pretty good (JGL was great, as is the always watchable Abbie Cornish). The dialogue, direction and writing alright. Overall, I've seen better movies about combat and war, specifically The Hurt Locker and Kelly's Heros.

Apr 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is another political war movie, but it's got a strong cast and a solid script which does a good job of drawing the viewer in. Yes, it does center around the negative aspects of war, but it also eventually shows the value of serving in the army and fighting for freedom overseas. Not the best movie ever made, but worth a watch if you enjoy these types of films.

Apr 11, 2011
  • photogrrlkp rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great movie, I find it refreshing to see a movie about the military that doesn't look like a recruitment commercial. "Stop-Loss" definitely offers a different look at how soldiers' lives are effected by what they do and see in battle, and how the cope (or don't cope) with it. Anyone who is thinking about joining the military should see this before they do.

Apr 11, 2011
  • choirnerd2732 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A fantastic story of friendship that touches the heart and leaves you wondering "what would I have done?" spectacular performances by all the actors, especially Joseph Gordon-Levitt, a largely unsung hero in the world of Hollywood

Feb 09, 2011
  • waimanau rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Good opening sequence, but

Sep 16, 2010
  • kiddiecone rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Not recommended, below par

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Aug 02, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“National honor is the national property of the highest value.” -James Madison

Aug 02, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“Those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither.”-Ben Franklin

Apr 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Brandon King: Who wants to play lets start shootin' people?

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Apr 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Apr 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Apr 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Apr 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.

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