December 11th 2010 06:43
USMC Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) goes to Afghanistan for his third tour of duty leaving behind a wife (Natalie Portman) and two daughters. His Blackhawk is shot down and he is assumed dead, but he is only captured. After reports of his death, his younger brother, Tommy (Jake Gyllenhaal) and his wife develop a relationship only to have an unstable Sam return home.
Great movie. Maguire gives a good performance. Portman is believable as a wife and mother. Gyllenhaal's character Tommy, however, seems very standoff-ish which makes him come across as weak and someone you can't really sympathize with.
SCORE 8 out of 10
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