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The Yellow Birds

Directed by Alexandre Moors
United States, 2017
War, Drama


Two young soldiers, Bartle (21) and Murph (18) navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph’s mother before their deployment.

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The Yellow Birds Directed by Alexandre Moors

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2017 | Nominee: Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic)

2017 | Winner: Cinematography Award (Dramatic)

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  • Mcpeer's rating of the film The Yellow Birds

    One of the better Iraq war and PTSD films in recent memory. The performances by Sheridan and Ehrenreich are stellar. It's nice seeing Jennifer Aniston step out of her comfort zone and help get a project like this off the ground. Too bad she's a major distraction - an unnaturally gorgeous woman who is so beautiful that she strips away all authenticity. The cinematography is eye-popping as is the score and ending.

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