Went to see the movie. It is based on the book by a Marine named Anthony Swofford, he was a sniper during the 1st Gulf war.
If you expect to see a war movie like Apocalyse Now, Full Metal Jacket and the sort, you'll be sorely disappointed.
It got to a good start with some funny moments then got sandbogged in the desert on California and Mexico (film locations) where the main actor keeps pouring his thoughts about his life as a Marine. It's a no-action flick and I nearly dislocated my jaw with too much yawning.
Actors : Jake Gylennhall is a bland actor and it shows. Jamie Foxx and Peter Sarsgaard are credited with a noteworthy performance.
The only good thing that came out of this movie is the main soundtrack that gets to your core : Jesus Walks from Kanye West but it's only instrumental at the end of the movie.
2 thumbs way down....
PS : the best war movie IMHO is SAVING PRIVATE RYAN.