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Jarhead

Released on 15 May 2006

Featuring: Jamie Foxx, Jake Gyllenhaal & Scott MacDonald

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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Every man fights his own war.

Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx and Jake Gyllenhaal star in this critically acclaimed, brilliantly unconventional war story from Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes.

Jarhead (the self-imposed moniker of the Marines) follows Swoff (Gyllenhaal) from a sobering stint in boot camp to active duty, where he sports a sniper rifle through Middle East deserts that provide no cover from the heat or Iraqi soldiers. Swoff and his fellow Marines sustain themselves with sardonic humanity and wicked comedy on blazing desert fields in a country they don't understand against an enemy they can't see for a cause they don't fully grasp.
  • Commentary with the director, Sam Mendes
  • Commentary with screenwriter William Broyles, Jr. and Author Anthony Swofford
  • 'Swoff's Fantasies' - with optional commentary by director Sam Mendes and editor Walter Murch
  • News interviews in full - with optional commentary by director Sam Mendes and editor Walter Murch
  • 11 deleted scenes - with optional commentary by director Sam Mendes and Editor Walter Murch

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 GREAT FILM

| | See all Charlie2810's reviews (129)

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I am going to be honest; the only reason I actually sat down and watched this film is because it had Jake Gyllenhaal in it. I am a big fan of his so that was the only reason I was drawn to this however after watching it there are many other things that would make me want to watch this film again.

The first thing I noticed about this film was the cinematography, which was simply stunning, there are some unforgettable shots and it really should have been a contender for the oscar that year.

Jake Gyllenhaal gives an excellent performance as Anthony Swofford, complemented by the able talents of Jamie Foxx and Peter Sarsgaard.

This film is not an action war movie, if you are looking for that then you should look elsewhere maybe Black Hawk Down might be closer to what you are looking for. But if you are willing to give this film a chance then I promise you it will not be a waste of you time.

 Awesome!

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The first time i watched this film, i thought it was good but not great. The second time i watched it i thought that it was superb. In its own way it is one of the most powerful conflict films i have ever seen, simply because there is no real fighting in it. The film tells tje story of a group of american scout snipers who are sent off to the persian gulf in the first gulf war, each one dreaming of killing hundreds of enemy soldiers and getting "a whole world a pussy." However the reality of it is that they go through grueling training and do little more than sit in a camp and patrol the empty desert. Jake Gylanhaal is very strong as Anthony Swaffard, the main character. The film also stars Jamie Foxx, as a tough but fair Staff Sergeant. The director Sam Mendes has done himself credit, he stated that he thought the film would be his most misunderstood motion picture, and it is easy to see why. The film features some great cinematography as well, with wide shots displaying the burning oil wells, or the entire US Army convoy moving through the desert. The cast are strong and work well together, with Chris Cooper probably being the biggest name in the film, despite his relativly small role.
I would strongly recomend this film to a viewer who enjoys war films, but anyone can watch it and take something away from it. Not suitably for younger audiences due to lots of bad language and sex refrences.

 Realistic and different war- yet no spark

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Sam Mendes, who directs this movie, is one whom I most admire. His ability to show that actions are much more effective than words, that what is seen visually surpasses what is heard and told to a viewer is a style which comes across perfectly in two undeniable blockbusters- Road To Perdition and American Beauty. In Jarhead, this similar aspect is developed by Mendes, but the monotony of the currently ongoing second gulf war (set in Iraq and Kuwait in Jarhead) is hard to find much entertainment from a film fan's point of view. This stark reflection on how little actually takes place is put across effectively, but the end result is a relatively uneventful film, which may educate a viewer on what is happening in Iraq (or rather, what isn't), but may not excite you to watch it.

 WELCOME TO THE SUCK !

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This is the best war movie about actually not going into battle. This deals with the frustrations of young soldiers of being trained for combat and to kill, and doing nothing but sit in the baking desert waiting for the call to take up arms, and fight for your country. This does not sound like a good idea for a film, but this based on actual events movie, is very funny and shocking in both measures. Some of the images as in the burning of oil wells in the dark, and the bombed convoy are hard to forget, long after the film has ended. So if you want a very original take on a combat film, this film is very recommended. Thought provoking and blisteringly funny.

 WELCOME TO THE SUCK !

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This is the best war movie about actually not going into battle. This deals with the frustrations of young soldiers of being trained for combat and to kill, and doing nothing but sit in the baking desert waiting for the call to take up arms, and fight for your country. This does not sound like a good idea for a film, but this based on actual events movie, is very funny and shocking in both measures. Some of the images as in the burning of oil wells in the dark, and the bombed convoy are hard to forget, long after the film has ended. So if you want a very original take on a combat film, this film is very recommended. Thought provoking and blisteringly funny.

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ActorsJamie Foxx, Jake Gyllenhaal, Scott MacDonald, Lo Ming, Peter Sarsgaard, Damion Poitier, Riad Galayini, Craig Coyne, Katherine Randolph, Rini Bell, Dendrie Taylor, James Morrison, Arman Zajic, Brianne Davis, Chris Cooper & Dennis Haysbert
DirectorSam Mendes
Certificate15 years and over
Year2005
ScreenWidescreen 2.35:1 Anamorphic
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (5.1)
SubtitlesArabic ; English ; Icelandic
Duration1 hour and 57 minutes (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.