The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in WWII.
Based on the bestselling book, this film chronicles the battle of Iwo Jima and the fates of the flag raisers and some of their brothers in Easy Company. (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Clint Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers does a most difficult and brave thing and does it brilliantly. It is a movie about a concept. Not just any concept but the shop-worn and often wrong-headed idea of “heroism.” – The Hollywood Reporter – Kirk Honeycutt
“It’s a noble undertaking, and Eastwood is stylistically bold enough to create a view of combat based mainly on images that are clearly manufactured. (As with “Saving Private Ryan,” the movie’s principal source is “The Big Red One,” whose director, Samuel Fuller, actually experienced the war.) But this is underimagined and so thesis ridden that it’s nearly over before it starts.” – Chicago Reader – Jonathan Rosenbaum