The Last Full Measure (2019) - Drama, War

Hohum Score

7

Engaging

Thirty-four years after his death, Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. ("Pits") is awarded the nation's highest military honor, for his actions on the battlefield.

IMDB: 6.4
Director: Todd Robinson
Stars: Diane Ladd, Samuel L. Jackson
Length: 116 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 9 out of 87 found boring (10.34%)

One-line Reviews (20)

Dreary, boring propoganda .

Once it arrives at a place where the story begins to unfold - where most movies gain their momentum - this film remains stagnant and boring.

Writer and director Todd Robinson did a lousy job with the convoluted screenplay and the bouncing back and forth with the flashback, some duplicated, others pointless.

However, the story is so compelling, that it overcomes these shortcomings, and we are left with an emotionally satisfying conclusion.

It's like a boring TV movie switched to cinema.

But even when they do get to Vietnam it's so cliché and dry, they used ultra colour saturation so it looks black and white.

All round a VERY Moving,Gripping Movie...

Instead, I was presented with a gripping drama and sensational film depicting a young American Air Force Service Man receiving the Medal of Honor posthumously.

Its was very slow, and the moving parts were somewhat ruined by the whole movie tryin to be a tearjerker.

It's a compelling story of the search for truth and redemption.

Act 1 - 5.2Act 2 - 6.2Act 3 - 6.4Movie takes place in the late 90's with flashbacks to the Vietnam WarScott Huffman is tasked with hearing stories from vets about their fellow solider Pits, who dies saving their livesFeels like a 90's made for TV movieDialogue is bad, direction is bland and the Vietnam sets look cheapIncredible cast of legendary actors in the film that do their best with the bad dialogue, sometimes rise about its limitationsPerformances are decent to bland with Stan giving a very soulless oneGood subject matter about an incredible man who saved lives when he didn't have too and died doing soWish the film approached this story betterHas moments of strong emotion and gives insight into the veterans lives and their struggles after warFilm tried to show how war affects everyone in some way or another and one man can make a differencePremise has potential but doesn't live up to its subject matterAlso Bradley Whitford coming around the corner to start his clapping is hilarious.

Compelling story re tragedy of war and of heroes .

It's a shame that some cynical viewers are going to slam this movie because they either don't get it (see above), or think any hopeful or patriotic is cliche.

This film draws you in, initially, with that typical and predictable lure of "ignorant government official learns a life lesson" bit.

Moving and worth watching .

The Whole Operation Was A "Goof" so why are some folks gripping over the model of helicopter, or the strips on a uniform, or the fact that "Pits" didn't get sufficient screen time.

I enjoyed it.

I thought "1917" was unrealistic, boring and the long takes were distracting.

This film is just boring, i gave up after just over an hour.

Surely this film is leading the 2021 Oscar Race right now, given the fine acting of an all-star cast, the deft plotting (packed with unpredictable twists or curve balls) and its verisimilitude.