Stop Loss

113 min. minutes | Rated R

This sophomore effort from writer/director Kimberly Peirce is clearly motivated by the same empathetic social sensibility that made her 1999 film Boys Don't Cry such a heartwrencher. But where Boys devastatingly humanized the consequences of homophobia, Stop Loss relies on stereotypes and cartoonish oversimplification to critique the US military. It's a frustrating failure, both ideologically and creatively.

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Film Credits
Director
Kimberly Peirce
Cast
Ryan Phillippe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rob Brown, Channing Tatum, Victor Rasuk, Terry Quay, Matthew Scott Wilcox, Connett Brewer, Timothy Olyphant, Josef Sommer