The Yellow Birds
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While there's a lot to love in The Yellow Birds, this war film is ultimately a missed opportunity.
The Yellow Birds is a war movie whose outlines may be familiar — but its emotional clarity gives this drama an almost crushing sense of intimacy.
An excellent novel about the Iraq War and its homefront fallout has been turned into a rather flat and disappointing film in The Yellow Birds.
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Young soldiers Brandon Bartle (Alden Ehrenreich) and Daniel Murphy (Tye Sheridan) forge a strong bond while suffering the horrors of the Iraq war under a troubled commander. When tragedy strikes the platoon, one soldier must return home to face the hard truth behind the incident, tortured by a promise he made to his friend’s mother before they were deployed.
Directed by Alexandre Moors and based on the novel The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. The film also stars Toni Collette, Jason Patric, Jack Huston and Jennifer Aniston.
- Toni Collette
- Alden Ehrenreich
- Jennifer Aniston
- Tye Sheridan
- Jack Huston
- Jason Patric
- Lee Tergesen
- Renée Willett
- Olivia Crocicchia
- Aylin Tezel
Did You Know?
- Benedict Cumberbatch and Will Poulter were originally cast but they dropped out after the project was delayed and were replaced by Jack Huston and Alden Ehrenreich.
- Bartle and Murphy address non-commissioned officers as "sir" numerous times throughout the film. NCOs are referred to by their rank (sergeant, staff sergeant) in the US Army, Only commissioned officers are referred to or addressed as "sir" (warrant officers can be addressed as"Mr (their last name)" or as "sir" . This is a serious error in protocol and would have been correct by the NCO being addressed immediately.