A film it’s more layers than I could ever hope to parse out in one sitting. I was really caught off guard with this one. I had pictured a veteran buddy movie based on the intro and first few scenes. By the end the film is a nuanced commentary on war, race, American ideology, guilt and innocence, PTSD, Trump era politics... the list goes on. Delroy Lindo is absolutely unbelievable. He makes Paul one of the most complex and interesting characters I have ever seen in a film, never going too far and showing only in hints, at first, the madness within.
Not going to lie, I didn’t expect this to be as violent as it was and there were times I thought that the emotions fell a little flat (I won’t give spoilers, but after the landmines), but the writing more than makes up for the flaws.