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Sunday, 30 July 2017

Stateside (2004)

Stateside’s negatives must be immediately addressed so they can be summarily discounted. I am almost certain that the reason no literal combat is shown is because of the film’s lack of endorsement by the U.S. Armed Forces. While I think it would have been a plus, I assure you that there is more than enough emotional engagement on display. One snippet of a scene seemingly contains a continuity gaffe, but it may have been initially shot to be used earlier in the film and simply re-purposed. I can’t believe I’ve wasted so many words on non-issues! Stateside is so incredibly genuine and the dialogue is awkwardly-truthful PERFECTION. There are moments where it vies to be the most philosophical and poetic thing I’ve ever experienced.

5 Career Defining Performances out of 5

Nutted by NEG.

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