Thoroughly enjoyed this. The movie seems like it drags in places, but don't be fooled, it's all part of the end ploy! Keep watching and you will discover a movie that has good and evil set straight in it's sights. But rewards those patient enough with a grand diversion of the 'typical' good vs evil that is well worth the wait.A 'classic' diversive edge of your seat thrill ride.
No regrets here.... (by flitz35)
John Cena is not only good on the microphone in WWE but he is also a really good actor. From start to finish I was on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. Obviously no movie is a 10 in actuality I'd bring these ratings up to a 7.5. I am sure there were some internet trolls bringing the score down because of who and what.Not many movies can get away with one scene but the wall did. I didn't even get up Togo to the bathroom once. I was surprised how quick in got out of the theaters. I guess the trolls work for the bigger movie companies and needed the theater <more>
Tense, Thought-Provoking, Impressive Film (by emmjay08)
If tight thrillers are your jam, The Wall is another great addition to the genre. I love these kinds of thrillers where the protagonist is put in a tight spot and has to find a way out of it. If you liked Phone Booth, Buried and 1408, you'll enjoy this one. Great intensity, great dialogue, great acting. Just another brick in the Wall.
don't mind negative comments decent thriller (by abdullahkesgin-296-834167)
this is Doug LimanThe Bourne Trilogy were the best yet, and The Edge of Tomorrow was geniously directed, now a sniper thriller and a decent one.All negative commenters do not know anything about sniping and naturally can't emphatize the plot. should have read a little something about sniping and then go see the movie if they have a habbit of reading Aaron Taylor Johnson is convincing enough and does most of the work, and the sniper, he is an unstoppable force. the character development, issues that the lead actor suffering, the landscape and spot, the technicality, all very well crafted. <more>
if you like a new experience on battle films go see this one. if you have ever played Ghost Sniper you have to see this one.
The Perfect One-Man movie .. One of the Best Thriller movies before being A War Movie of the year by far (by Abdo0079)
This is what you can call The One-Man Movie , Way way underrated movie .. Aaron Taylor-Johnson Isaac makes a tremendous effort in this movie , Perfect performance and I really give him most of the credit .. Laith Nakli The Sniper also does a great job in performing the mysterious man of the show even by only his voice !The movie itself is intelligent thriller till the last moment of it . I liked the dialogues , the convincing acting , the way Isac's thinking was portrayed and his insiders were shown . I mean , I really could feel him and found myself in his positionThe Location , <more>
The Shots , The Directing and The General Atmosphere were all perfectly carried out The Absence of music nearly the whole movie gets you living it in a more focused wayImportant point to consider is that this isn't mainly a war movie , It's a thriller one .. So Don't expect finding battles , fights , tanks and helicopters and so onSuch a low budget film , few cast and under 90 minutes is considered in my opinion as a very pleasant experience which I heavily recommend for any fan of thriller genre movies .. Just keep it running till the end , You won't regret it
Such an amazing underrated film! (by TheTopDawgCritic)
For a B-type low budget 3M film that originated as a spec script from amateur writer Dwain Worrell, this psychological thriller was amazing!Aside from a few plot holes, this film was perfect. Director Doug Liman nailed the directing, the cinematography was outstanding and the editing on point!Huge props to lead actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson who simply nailed his role - you really felt sympathy for his character and routed for him. I'm thinking his performance is even Oscar worthy!I'm not a fan of slow paced films but this one at 81 mins was perfectly paced for the conflict it <more>
portrayed, and its limitations limited location, set, actors, etc . And what an ending, wow! Perfect for a part 2 why not? !People need to ignore the negative reviews and see this film for what it is, an amazing underrated psychological thriller.It's a well deserved 9/10 from me and hoping for a part 2!
While slightly on the fantasy side with some things - eg. 1500m precision to hit a leg or water bottle while the person is running. There's still a lot that this movie did right. I read a few negative reviews from kids who should have never watched it and should stick to Harry Potter movies... This movie was intense from start to finish. It drops you right into action from the first minute and right to the end sequence. As another reviewer mentioned, one of the actors should've been utilized a bit more somehow,but that's just a personal preference.
Tear Down That Wall! (by lavatch)
In the bonus section of the DVD of "The Wall," it is revealed that for the filmmakers the wall itself is one of the characters. Despite the gritty realism created in filming in 110-degree temperatures, it was clear that "The Wall" had significant symbolic meaning in this story of the struggle for survival in war.The time is 2007. The place is Iraq. President Bush has announced victory in the Iraq War that will forever be linked to his legacy. Yet the film demonstrates that the war has not yet ended for two American soldiers confronting an enemy sniper.From the special <more>
features segment of the DVD, we learn that the screenplay was written by a linguist fluent in Chinese and interested in the power of words. This point is driven home in the radio conversation between the wounded soldier Isaac and the sadistic sniper Juba, who quotes another great word master, Edgar Allan Poe. Poem's famous poem "The Raven" conveys an eerie sense of Gothic horror applied to the dirty war in Iraq. And the narrative of Poe's tale "The Tell-Tale Heart" serves to underscore the guilt that is driving Isaac, who killed one of his army buddies in friendly fire, then lied about the incident to his superiors.While great effort was expended in creating a realistic environment in a god-forsaken desert, the overall effect of the film is to allow the viewer to draw conclusions about the physical environment and the wall itself. Below the wall is a pipeline that is being constructed. But to whose benefit is the pipeline to serve? The Iraquis or the Americans? That is the question raised by Juba.The film suggests that a curse hovers around the wall much like the environment of one of Poe's Gothic horror stories. There would appear to be no redemption for the victors in the war in Iraq, as portrayed in this film. The crumbling wall remains a grim testament of the futility of war.
Directed by Doug Liman Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow and Starring Aaron Tylor- Jonson and John Cena, The Wall is a tense thriller in which an American Sniper and his Spotter get pinned down at a pipeline construction site by an enemy Sniper in Iraq in 2007 after victory was declared. From that point on the movie is a psychological game between the wounded Spotter played by Taylor-Johnson and the Iraqi Sniper who shot him and just wants to "talk" to him on the radio. The pros of this movie are the good direction and very good acting by everyone involved and for the most part <more>
the story seems believable. The action is well done and does not seem over the top. The fact that the movie occurs after the war had officially ended is interesting as it shows that soldiers/contractors/security personnel were all in danger even though the war was declared as over. The main characters are also shown as very human and not robotic killing machines. They will try to do everything to survive and take their opponent out but at the same time they are human and will make mistakes and bad decisions. The ending was also very unusual and unexpected. The movie seems like it will have a traditional Hollywood ending and then goes off on a completely different tangent. It might however be distasteful to some especially given the political rhetoric that gets thrown into the mix, and the fact that the enemy sniper is portrayed as someone who never misses unless it's on purpose. If viewed purely as a work of fiction then it is entertaining. Definitely worth a watch if you expect a tense thriller rather than all-out action.