1998 ***** 171 mins.
After making Days of Heaven in 1978, director Terrence Malick disappeared for twenty years. In 1998, his career exploded with The Thin Red Line, his most ambitious project yet. Based on a novel about the battle for the Guadalcanal in World War II, The Thin Red Line is, easily, the most beautiful war film ever constructed. Malick's lush cinematography and style may not be for the general war film lover, but it sure makes the film special for those of us who are tired of the same old, same old war flick.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (Panavision)
Rated R for language and violence.
Based Upon the Novel by