The premise of this war movie is pretty intriguing. A U.S. army sniper team become the prey for an Iraqi sniper who has lured them into a deadly trap. The drama focuses on a small wall which is the only protection the soldiers can find between them and the unseen enemy.
This is not a war film with grand sweeping battles scenes like Saving Private Ryan or Hacksaw Ridge. The Wall is a tense, claustrophobic drama which plays on the constant threat posed by the hidden sniper. The tension is derived from the psychological battle between the foes. If you like your war movies with lots of action then you could come away from this feeling underwhelmed. However, If you prefer more thoughtful war dramas such as ‘Das Boot’ or ‘Jarhead’ then you’ll probably enjoy The Wall.
Director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge Of Tomorrow) has done a good job creating a menacing thriller which deviates from the traditional war movie genre just enough to keep things interesting. The Wall is not a classic war movie by any stretch of the imagination, but fans of the genre will find it compelling.