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The Last Full Measure (2020)



Critic Consensus: The Last Full Measure struggles to capture the incidents that inspired it, but ultimately prevails thanks to strong performances in service of a remarkable true story.

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THE LAST FULL MEASURE tells the true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger (Jeremy Irvine), a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen (also known as a PJ) medic who personally saved over sixty men. During a rescue mission on April 11, 1966, he was offered the chance to escape on the last helicopter out of a combat zone heavily under fire, but he stayed behind to save and defend the lives of his fellow soldiers of the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division, before making the ultimate sacrifice in the bloodiest battle of the war. Thirty-two years later, respected Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman (Sebastien Stan) on a career fast-track is tasked with investigating a Congressional Medal of Honor request for Pitsenbarger made by his best friend and PJ partner on the mission (William Hurt) and his parents (Christopher Plummer & Diane Ladd). Huffman seeks out the testimony of Army veterans who witnessed Pitsenbarger's extraordinary valor, including Takoda (Samuel L. Jackson), Burr (Peter Fonda) and Mott (Ed Harris). But as Huffman learns more about Pitsenbarger's courageous acts, he uncovers a high-level conspiracy behind the decades-long denial of the medal, prompting him to put his own career on the line to seek justice for the fallen airman.

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Sebastian Stan
as Scott Huffman
Christopher Plummer
as Frank Pitsenbarger
Peter Fonda
as Burr, Jimmy Burr
Jeremy Irvine
as William Pitsenbarger, William H. Pitsenbarger
Diane Ladd
as Alice Pitsenbarger
Amy Madigan
as Donna Burr
Linus Roache
as Whit Peters, White Peters
Alison Sudol
as Tara Huffman
Bradley Whitford
as Carlton Stanton
Robert Pine
as Meredith Huffman
Zach Roerig
as Young Ray Mott
Max Gail
as Haley
Ser'Darius Blain
as Young Takoda
Cody Walker
as Young Kepper
Travis Aaron Wade
as Lieutenant Tom Allison
James Jagger
as Young Jimmy Burr
Asher Miles Fallica
as Luke Huffman
Bruce MacVittie
as Senator Martin Clayborne
Eoin O'Brien
as Air Force Pilot Sage
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Boasting a powerhouse cast, The Last Full Measure has the best of intentions, to celebrate servicemen without condoning war, but winds up with little else.

June 3, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Here's a true story about a young soldier's exceptional bravery and sacrifice made into a pretty average war movie, insubstantial and TV-ish despite the appearance of some decorated Hollywood veterans.

May 28, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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In his final role, Fonda is given room to be wonderful - and so, of course, he is.

May 27, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

One of the strengths of Todd Robinson's film lies in the casting of a gallery of fine actors in almost every role.

March 2, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Not bad for a regulation military movie, but I must confess to a wandering attention span; how else could I notice the cigarette that Jackson removes from the pack of Marlboros is an American Spirit?

January 31, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The meticulous script and sensitive direction signal in Todd Robinson the virtues of a major filmmaker at work.

January 27, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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