Set literally in the dying embers of the war, it tells the story of a war weary sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) who commands a Sherman tank and its five-man crew. They are sent deep into enemy lines in Nazi Germany in what seems like hopeless assignments.
Brad Pitt is in full glory living up to his name as the macho war daddy in charge of his crew including the young novice Norman drafted in unwillingly from the army administrative pool.
It's a bleak and confronting movie that is at times harrowing with blood and gore and a body count that goes off the Richter scale. There is some fine acting and action scenes with a highlight a tank battle.
It's not a movie for everyone – particularly not a romantic first date - but those that do enjoy Brad Pitt and war action movies will come away satisfied.
At plus two hours in length you may feel like you come out of the cinema war weary yourself with PTWMS (Post Traumatic War Movie Syndrome)!