‘Stop-Loss,’ an Iraq Flick That Didn’t Need Hot Guys

When it came out in the spring, Stop-Loss tried to distinguish itself from a raft of failed Iraq-themed movies through MTV-friendly marketing of hot shirtless guys leaning on cars. It didn't work. But Kimberly Peirce's heartfelt follow-up to Boys Don't Cry is actually a satisfying rabble-rouser in the tradition of seventies flicks like The Last Detail and Five Easy Pieces — even if Ryan Phillipe isn't quite Jack Nicholson.



Out July 8