The Wall [DVD] [2017]

  • SKU: 5944104
  • Release Date: 08/15/2017
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
77% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (86 out of 112)

Special Features


  • "Facts from the Front Lines: A Visual Journey Through The Wall" Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Director Doug Liman and Actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson
  • Four Behind-the-Scenes Vignettes

Synopsis


The Wall
In a remote corner of the Iraqi desert, two wounded U.S. soldiers (John Cena and Aaron Taylor-Johnson) are pinned down by an enemy sniper. As their assailant taunts them over the radio, the duo try to scramble to safety with only a crumbling stone wall as cover. Directed by Doug Liman (Swingers, Edge of Tomorrow). ~ Violet LeVoit, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson
    Aaron Taylor-Johnson - Sergeant Allen Isaac
  • John Cena
    John Cena - Staff Sergeant Shane Matthews
  • Laith Nakli
    Laith Nakli - Juba



Overall customer rating

3.8
77%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Intimate Yet Intense Survival Thriller

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    BBCincy
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    Doug Liman (director of The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow) shapes a script by Dwain Worrell into an unconventional war film that is basically once solider against another. Set against the backdrop of the Iraq War circa 2007, The Wall, focuses on two expert snipers from both sides and takes you deep into the psychology of what it means to be pinned down with no where left to turn but wit, limited resources, training, and survival instincts, The movie is well acted all around and Aaron-Taylor Johnson gives a raw physical portrayal of an American solider stuck in the desert heat and in the line of fire. Even though the film is light on big action sequences The Wall has a ticking clock urgency that keeps you on the edge of your seat and is given first class treatment by a first class director who knows how to push the action/thriller genre and surprise you while keeping you invested in the characters. Shot on 16mm film the Blu Ray looks fantastic and preserves the sun scorched, desert feel while maintaining sharp details while the lossless DTS-HD soundtrack delivers precise dialogue which is key along with well placed and occasionally hard hitting sound effects. Highly recommended for Doug Liman fans and thriller enthusiasts looking for something different.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing War Fim

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    Fred
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    I guess this was intended to be a psychological thriller. It involves a US soldier in Iraq who gets pinned down for several hours behind a wall by an Iraqi sniper whose shooting accuracy would put Annie Oakley to shame (we are told he is shooting from 1500 meters, which is almost a mile). In quick succession, the sniper wounds Aaron Taylor-Johnson below the knee (a wound that we are told might be life-threatening), puts a hole in his canteen (threatening Taylor-Johsnon with death by dehydration) and shoots the antenna off of his radio (thereby making it impossible for him to seek help). The film was so slow it felt like watching paint dry, except that drying paint would not be nearly as whiny as Taylor-Johnson. The film also leaves unexplained why the wall that we are told was part of a demolished school, and a garbage heap that we are told that the sniper is hiding in, both seem to be set out in the middle of nowhere, begging the question (why are they there?). Finally, the ending was obvious from 1500 meters. Overall, a pretty poor effort by the director of Edge of Tomorrow (which I loved).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent action and suspense

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    Helter
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    This is one of those purchases where my wife and I got sucked into the trailer that we saw while watching another movie earlier this year. The premise of this movie is somewhat believable but it is much more of a psychological battle more than anything else. I don't usually watch movies that have that many f-bombs in it but giving the milieu that the movie was set in, this was somewhat acceptable. I would not re-watch this movie and that is my own personal benchmark of how I rate my movies.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very Realistic,

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    Happy
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    So, if you like realistic movies, this one is the one to have. If you like, lets beat the life out of everything.... this is not by a long shot. I boils down to your expectation. This war movie is devoted of action. the random sniper shot here and there does not amount to serious blood spillage, but if you really want an idea of what it was like. this is it. if you are looking for non stop action...bring a blanket and a good pillow cause you will fall asleep.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Movie

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    iowa2017
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    All I had seen was a couple trailers when I purchased it and I was not disappointed. For a military movie there was not all the blood and guts action & a small cast of actors but, the drama, suspense and story line more then carried it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Drama Not much action

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    Shakem
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    If you looking for high octaine action this is not the movie and not what I thought. It wasn't a terrible movie but not much of what I thought. The wall is pretty muchwhat it meant when you watch the movie. It's really a drama movie

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good and interesting war movie.

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    Fearless01
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    I liked the intensity of the movie. Being a combat veteran myself, I could understand the psychological motivation of the movie, especially being trapped by a sniper and have nowhere to escape from the sense and reality of death.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    A miss

    Posted
    Stratty
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    I was greatly anticipating this movie, but it failed to deliver for me for a number of reasons that I cannot divulge without spoiling. Unless you are a war movie fanatic that doesn't care either way, I do NOT recommend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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