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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] [2016]

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  • Release Date: 02/14/2017
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (230 out of 276)

    Synopsis


    Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
    After a video of him saving his sergeant's life during a battle in Iraq goes viral, a 19-year-old U.S. soldier named Billy Lynn (Joe Alwyn) is invited, along with his squad mates, to return to the States for a promotional tour involving a military celebration during a Thanksgiving football game. However, the experience only makes Lynn feel more alienated from a society that doesn't truly understand or appreciate the sacrifices of its soldiers. Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, Garrett Hedlund, Steve Martin, Tim Blake Nelson, and Chris Tucker co-star. Directed by Ang Lee, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by Ben Fountain. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Kristen Stewart
      Kristen Stewart - Kathryn
    • Chris Tucker
      Chris Tucker - Albert
    • Garrett Hedlund
      Garrett Hedlund - Dime
    • Makenzie Leigh
      Makenzie Leigh - Faison
    • Vin Diesel
      Vin Diesel - Shroom



    Customer rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 276 reviews

    83%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The movie is happening right around you

      Posted
      M992
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      I have never watched any movie like the 4K version of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. The image is so realistic that I feel that the movie is happening right around me. The Atmos soundtrack is just as immersive, especially during the halftime show. The included 3D Blu-ray offers some nice depth, but overall the movie has too many close-ups to be a showcase for the 3D format. The subject of the movie - what does it mean to be a war veteran today - is also worthwhile. Portrayals seem a bit uneven. Billy and his fellow-soldiers are better-realized and they relate better with each other than with the outside world. Perhaps it is intended, but I end up not buying into Billy's relationship with his sister and the cheerleader.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Unable to give it a better review

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      JCrow
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      The graphics were pretty good, but overall the movie was average at best. I give the movie 3 stars and I'm not even on the fence for giving it 4. I feel like it is a very low budget movie and it's disappointing especially since there are 3 A-list actors in it. There is very little combat and when there is it just didn't seem believable.As well, when the troops were at the football game I find it hard to believe that they would carry themselves/behave the way that they did. Possibly my expectations were too high and I expected it to be more like American Sniper, but in comparison American Sniper was like a Bentley and this is a 1999 Ford Explorer. The producer should have utilized Vin Diesel into a much larger role.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      4K at 60fps? Fogeddaboudit!

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      MovieFan
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      Seriously - I only purchased this title, to see just how good, good can look, and the image quality blows me away! The level of detail is stunning, and the colors are so lifelike. Add to this, the Dolby Atmos audio track, and you have a very nicely produced home video product. I only wish the movie itself were a bit better. The format of jumping between currently happening events (the media attention of Billy's platoon and the lead-up to the halftime show), and the past (the combat event that lead up to the media hype) taking me out of the film and more or less leaving me indifference where the movie is concerned. ...still, it's an amazing title, with which to demonstrate the capability of 4K displays!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie Great Price

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      Tonytiger
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      This movie will be stuck in my mind for awhile. It is a deeply emotional film with great acting from many newcomers. It's antiwar message in my opinion sends a powerful message how we can help our returning soldiers suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and to support our troops. Directed by Ang Lee and with many secondary acting roles by Vin Diesel, Steve Martin, Kristen Stewart and Chris Tucker. Joe Alyn as BILLY was terrific. A tremendous film in my opinion. For people wanting war films to have a tremendous body count this is not the movie for you. This film is a thought provoking film that will spark opinionated conversations.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Excellent 4K footage, movie not so great

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      Wishkid
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      This movie was the first to be shot in 4k @60hz and it looks fantastic, specially the war fighting scene. Now, the movie it self is bad, very little action scenes 98% of the movie is pure dialog. This come with a 3D version of the movie as well one of the reason that I bought and to be honest is very disappointing, there is 1 to non 3D effects in this film so skip it. Yes I watch both version and the 4K was the most impressive (visual). This also had Dolby Atmos track and is most appreciated during the only shooting scene. The only reason you want this in your collection is to show off the 4K @60hz besides that move on, I got it because it was on sale.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Ang Lee is an amazing director........but

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      mrw811
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      The performances were subdued and over eager at predictable moments and just slow over all. The film tells a true story, an interesting and worthwhile story, like they felt it needs to be explained, in detail, I mean D E T A I L. It's like the story teller is relating it to you second hand, like he really saw the importance of this story but wasn't a very good story teller. Ang Lee is a true master so I am always lost for an explanation when this happens. This was more "The Wedding Banquet" not "Sense and Sensibility." More "The Ice Storm" and not "Broke Back Mountain." I will try it again.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Interesting

      Posted
      James
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      Looked amazing, but just because it looks good doesn't mean it's a good movie. The movie is a little confusing with the biggest issue coming from one of the characters. There is a deaf soldier in the group of soldiers being showcased but he only appears in about 3 scenes in the movie. There's a chance they were trying to portray that the deaf guy got lost in the football stadium but this still doesn't make sense because he went to the stadium in a limo with the rest, but when they left he was not in the vehicle with the rest of the soldiers. It's like the director forgot about him.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie to test out your 4k System

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      Scott
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      First let me say that I did not buy this movie for the story but because it outputs a 4K HDR video at 60 fps and has a Dolby ATMOS soundtrack. This is the best movie I have found to test out your home system. This will push your system and especially your HDMI cables to the limit. If you can watch this without any trouble then your system is good to go. That being said I did enjoy the movie not just the visuals and sound but the story was good too. It was not great thus the reason for only 4 stars. If you want to test your new 4K system out this is great for that.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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