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The Wall (2017)

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Two American Soldiers are trapped by a lethal sniper, with only an unsteady wall between them.

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Two American Soldiers are trapped by a lethal sniper, with only an unsteady wall between them.

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This isn't war. It's a game.

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Drama | Thriller | War

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Rated R for language throughout and some war violence | See all certifications »

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18 May 2017 (Greece)  »

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En la mira del francotirador  »

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$898,013 (USA) (12 May 2017)

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$1,803,009 (USA) (16 June 2017)
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Nicholas Irving, former US RANGER Sniper and author of The Reaper is a technical advisor on this project. Irving was nicknamed "the reaper" during his tours of duty in Afghanistan See more »

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When Isaac is hiding against the wall, you can see tally marks on the wall behind. A few moments later, he makes those tally marks. See more »

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[first lines]
Matthews: [sighting through his scope from a bush] Nothin'. Hit n' run. Whoever it was they're gone. War's over, he got the memo.
[sighs]
Matthews: Ize?
[bird squawking]
Matthews: Allen? Ize!
Isaac: [on his radio] What?
Matthews: We got no movement, not a sign of a shadow... How long we been here, man? 18, plus?
Isaac: 20.
Matthews: [sighs] Jesus. There's nobody fuckin' out there, man.
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Referenced in PWN: Summer of '17: PWN #15 (2017) See more »

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I'll Make Love to You
Performed by Boyz II Men
Written by Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Kenneth Edmonds)
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More forgettable than it should have been
21 October 2017 | by (Zadar, Croatia) – See all my reviews

The Wall is directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow), stars Aaron Taylor Johnson and John Cena and it tells a story about two American soldiers attacked by a sniper in Iraq and one of them gets behind this wall and tries to think of how to escape.

It's a decent premise and this could have been very suspenseful. But, while there are a few intense moments, the grip doesn't last. It should have been intense all the way through. It's not boring, but you'll be only half-interested. At least I was. It also sets up some thought-provoking themes but never really builds on that. It's just put there and they do nothing about it.

Still, what sells the anxiety in some scenes is Aaron Taylor Johnson's incredible performance. John Cena is okay, but Johnson is the star here. The whole thing feels pretty realistic actually and you won't be bored while watching this. But it's also not something you'll remember.


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