In the spirit of Paul Ford’s Six-Word Reviews of SXSW (“A truly great band name wasted.“), here is my shot at a six-word review of the movie Stop-Loss:

Less filler please. End cops out.

On the whole, it was an enjoyable way to spend 113 minutes. There were some moments were the characters seemed less like soldiers and more like feuding teen-aged girls, but besides this it was less like usual MTV fare than I had feared.

The movie’s politics are pretty safe, given President Bush’s low approval rating, but are hardly radical. I don’t consider myself radical either, yet I found the ending unsatisfactory. Don’t worry, I won’t spoil it for you.

The selection of movies in theatres right now is pretty weak, so if you’re looking for something that isn’t outright terrible, Stop-Loss is a safe bet.


One response to “Stop-Loss

  1. I will be seeing this one because I am a fan of director Kimberly Peirce. I am fearing the way it ends up, as your review is just one of a handful that have mentioned the copping out. That sounds unfortunate.

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