#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Battle Scars examines the war experience as well as the wrenching change many veterans face on returning home. Luke Stephens (Zane Holtz) shows up on his brother Nicky (Ryan Eggold)’s doorstep after a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Suffering from both PTSD and physical wounds, unseen but devastating, Luke wants nothing more than to forget the war, but his veteran father (David James Elliott) won’t let him. At a local strip club, run by a ruthless killer (Fairuza Balk), Luke crosses paths with Michelle (Heather McComb) who leads him into a violent world every bit as dangerous and isolating as the brutality he desperately tried to leave behind in Afghanistan.
Plot: Every Marine has a story, some they’re proud of, other they’d rather forget. After coming home from his tour of duty in Afghanistan suffering from PTSD, Luke Stephens wants nothing more than to forget. What happens when our soldiers come back to Another Stateside?
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Not the great modern veteran’s story
Seeing the blurb at the Redbox rental I took Battle Scars and hoped in fact I would get a film about veterans going through rehabilitation to civilian life in a modern setting. So many good films like The Best Years Of Our Lives, Till The End Of Time, The Men, and Coming Home dealt with that issue.
But Battle Scars is light years away from that. Our protagonist here is Zane Holtz back from Afghanistan where he was wounded in a nasty firefight. He’s back home, but his brother drags him into his world of sleazy clubs and narcotics.
The brother Ryan Eggold is no prize. Worse though is David James Elliott the father and probably the only name you might know in the cast especially if you watched the TV series JAG. He’s an a number one blowhard who was in the Gulf War in the Bush 41 administration. Never stops talking about his service and thinks that the PTSD that his son is suffering from is a lot of crap. Very supportive.
The film is sincere, but it really moves at a sluggish pace and the acting shows no direction at all.
Here’s hoping a modern Best Years Of Our Lives Is Made.
Excellent movie and great acting. Post Traumatic Stress is real, but doesn’t have to become PTSD. It’s not really about war or PTSD, but about the challenge of coming hone to a world that doesn’t make sense to someone who has experienced the reality of war and the reality of permanent injuries. Very realistic portrayal of Marines struggling with adjustment. David James Elliot is excellent, as well as Zane Holtz. Fairuza and Eggold are very good along with heather McComb portrayal of a complicated character. Highly recommend this movie to all. But especially those who have returned to a challenging world.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min)
Genre Drama, War
Director Danny Buday
Writer Danny Buday, Curtis Pierce
Actors Zane Holtz, Heather McComb, Fairuza Balk
Country United States
Awards 1 win
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Red One Camera
Laboratory Light Iron (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process Panavision
Printed Film Format N/A