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John Woo returns to his eternal theme of the bonds of loyalty forged through violence in this World War II drama that draws on the inspiration of classic Hollywood war films yet still puts forth a surprisingly strong anti-military message. Nicholas Cage stars as a platoon leader teetering on breakdown who reluctantly befriends the Navajo soldier (Adam Beach) brought in as one of the "code talkers" who used their native language to keep vital information from the enemy. Less hyper-kinetic than Woo's Hong Kong films, Windtalkers stresses the realism of its extreme violence, while its consideration of the real causes and costs of warfare put the more celebrated Blackhawk Down (a similar film in many ways) to shame.

John Woo---USA---2002---134 mins.
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