In the Valley of Elah [WS] [DVD] [2007]

  • SKU: 8696431
  • Release Date: 02/19/2008
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    Special Features

    • In the Valley of Elah: After Iraq
    • In the Valley of Elah: Coming Home
    • Additional scene


    In the Valley of Elah
    When a model soldier who recently returned to the U.S. from the front lines of Iraq goes AWOL, his veteran father enlists the aid of a dedicated police detective in seeking out his son's true fate in director/screenwriter Paul Haggis' follow up to the Oscar-winning 2004 indie-hit Crash. Mike Deerfield (Jonathan Tucker) has served his country faithfully, and now the time has come for him to return home to the United States. Shortly after returning, however, Mike simply vanishes without a trace. Mike's father, Hank (Tommy Lee Jones), is a former MP from the Vietnam era, and quickly recruits Detective Emily Sanders (Charlize Theron) to assist him in his search for the missing soldier. While it remains to be seen whether Hank will ever find his missing son, he gets quickly enmeshed in a tangled web of intrigue, cover-ups, and murder, all related to the Iraqi conflict. The drama thus highlights the profoundly personal toll combat takes on soldiers, while striking at the very heart of the American experience in Iraq. Inspired by a Playboy Magazine article written by Mark Boal, Haggis's fictionalized version of the actual events co-stars Jason Patrick, Susan Sarandon, James Franco, and Josh Brolin. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Tommy Lee Jones
      Tommy Lee Jones - Hank Deerfield
    • Charlize Theron
      Charlize Theron - Det. Emily Sanders
    • Jason Patric
      Jason Patric - Lt. Kirklander
    • Susan Sarandon
      Susan Sarandon - Joan Deerfield
    • James Franco
      James Franco - Sgt. Dan Carnelli

    Customer rating

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Home Coming


      Charlize Theron,Tommy Lee Jones,and Susan Sarandon all Academy Award Winners do a great job at their selective roles.A greaving mother (Sarandon).Hank(Jones) who is a devoted father trying to figure who murdered his son.And a detective who does her job to the fullest(Theron).The plot of the movie is the heart, but I thought it should have been better. It just seem a little to slow to put the pieces together for a 2hr movie.Certain scenes was just pointless to have in the movie.Like when the woman comes in the police station complaining about her dead dog,then later in the movie she drowns her self in the tub.But all-in-all it's has a real valid point.Even if it takes too long.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      good movie


      Pretty good movie about soldiers coming home from the Iraq war. Doesn't idolize them, and it doesn't mock them. The film just helps reveal some of the stresses associated with the current conflict in Iraq. Tommy Lee Jones does an excellent job as a soldier's father.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Film


      This is a film about a man who wants to know how his son, a soldier who just served a tour of duty, died. This is a great film that shows the mind set of a soldier after they return from war. Good Movie to Purchase.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      good movie


      Based on a true story which is what I enjoyed. The actors are some of my favorite actors as well

      I would recommend this to a friend

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