Starring Ryan Phillippe, Channing Tatum, Abbie Cornish
Paramount Home Entertainment
Release Date: July 8, 2008
Stop-Loss is a type of film that should cause waves. Produced under the MTV films banner, this movie has all the ingredients of a great film: A great cast, excellent acting, and a thought provoking script that mirrors the current events of the real world. It should have made a ton of money in the box office but because of some artistic license exhibited by the director Kimberly Price, the movie is an example of when a good idea goes bad.
Stop-Loss revolves around a Sergent Brandon King (Ryan Phillippe), who has just finished his tour of Iraq. Brandon, who experienced his fair share of horrors in Iraq, is happy to return to his home in Texas but is shocked to find out that the military has stopped him from leaving. He had been “stop-lossed,” and has to return back to Iraq. Feeling betrayed, he goes AWOL and decides to head out to Washington in an effort to overturn the stop-loss.
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