Flags of Our Fathers

Flags of Our Fathers

DVD - 2007
Average Rating:
14
1
Rate this:
The story of the five Marines and one Navy corpsman that were forever immortalized as a symbol of WWII by raising the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima. When Joe Rosenthal's photograph of the event becomes a symbol of hope for the families at home, the three surviving men are pulled from combat and sent on a tour across America to raise desperately-needed bond money. It is a trip that brings out the truths of both that symbolic act, and of their lives during war.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

m
Monika Hans
Oct 15, 2017

Very touching movie. I felt so sorry for the soldiers especially the ones that survived. Ira Hayes was definitely suffering from severe PTSD. Adam Beach played Hayey's character very well. His emotions were so real, even his tears.

m
Monolith
Apr 23, 2017

I selected this film primarily as an Eastwood film that I had never seen, but I agree with another's sentiment that it misses the mark -- not one of his best.

s
ShanaFagela
Apr 20, 2017

Because it is Eastwood, film is beautifully shot and backed by soulful music. Nice message, not much momentum, not one of his best films.

I dislike Clint's politics but I love his movies. Eastwood is a masterful filmmaker telling compelling stories of unusual topics and perspectives. No sugar coating. No rah-rah-USA nonsense. Great acting, cinematography, and direction. Fine screenwriting and art direction. See this film. Note: I watched this film immediately before it's sibling film Letters from Iwo Jima. Eastwood made them back-to-back.

a
akirakato
Apr 09, 2014

This is a 2006 American war film based on the book of the same name written by James Bradley and Ron Powers about the 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima,
the five Marines and one Navy Corpsman who were involved in raising the flag on Iwo Jima, and the aftereffects of that event on their lives.
This film is taken from the American viewpoint of the Battle for Iwo Jima, while the sequel "Letters from Iwo Jima" is from the Japanese viewpoint
of the battle.
Clint Eastwood directed two Iwo Jima films back to back.
No wonder the amazingly realistic battle scenes are quite identical in both films.

2
2101kol
Aug 19, 2013

The film loses momentum and interest after the Battle for Iwo Jima is depicted. Of this and Letters from Iwo Jima, Letters is stronger in areas such as emotional impact, acting, and interest.

teddypawz Apr 09, 2013

Letters from Iwo Jima was amazing! Saving Private Ryan, also amazing! And Flags of Our Fathers, amazing!

p
pokano
Jan 26, 2013

Letters from Iwo Jima was a brilliant film. This companion film is less so--acting is excellent, but the film seems choppy. That said, good treatment of the true story behind the Iwo Jima service men and the controversy surrounding the famous photo.

i
isumat
Jun 04, 2012

The theme of the movie is summed up in the narrative at the end, which is to expose the contrast between the collective 'need' for heroes among non-combatants, with the foot soldier's universal experience of fighting with and for their friends, their brothers in arms and (in reality) only incidentally for kin, (king) and country. There are better war films that don't need to actually 'tell' you this in order for you to get the message.

'Letters from Iwo Jima,' this film's sister, is a better, more heart-wrenching war story.

l
lukeooo2
Oct 31, 2011

great movie

View All Comments

Age

Add Age Suitability

l
lukeooo2
Oct 31, 2011

lukeooo2 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at MCPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top