WAR NEVER ENDS QUIETLY.
As U.S. forces make their final push into Germany in April 1945, tank commander Don “Wardaddy” Collier (Brad Pitt) and his veteran crew are saddled with a fresh-faced typist (Logan Lerman) as new bow gunner. After several brutal cop movies, David Ayer turned his attention to World War II and the results are not altogether different – this is also a movie that portrays male camaraderie on a frontline where lives are easily lost. A thin story and relentlessly grim; the filmmakers go to great muddy and bloody lengths to hammer home their points. Still, an oddly fascinating nightmare, and the cast delivers, especially Pitt.
2014-U.S. 134 min. Color. Widescreen. Written and directed by David Ayer. Cast: Brad Pitt (Don “Wardaddy” Collier), Shia LaBeouf (Boyd “Bible” Swan), Logan Lerman (Norman Ellison), Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jim Parrack… Jason Isaacs.