The Last Full Measure – Movie Review
Director: Todd Robinson
Writer: Todd Robinson (Screenplay)
- Sebastian Stan (Captain America The Winter Soldier)
- Christopher Plummer (Knives Out)
- William Hurt (A History of Violence)
- Ed Harris (The Rock)
- Samuel L Jackson (Pulp Fiction)
Plot: Thirty-four years after his death, Airman William H. “Pits” Pitsenbarger is awarded the nation’s highest military honor for his actions on the battlefield.
Runtime: 1 Hour 56 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: The Last Full Measure starts when a selfish politician Scott Huffman (Stan) gets a new assignment. He must investigate a request for the death of Airman William H Pitsenbarger to receive the highest military honour.
This takes Scott down a path where he meets the survivors from the mission. He meets different soldiers who have been struggling with the aftermath of that moment. However, the truth is even more shocking for Scott who looks to grant one last wish for William’s father.
Verdict on The Last Full Measure
The Last Full Measure is a powerful drama that explores a forgotten mission in the Vietnam war. It follows a politician who must put forward a case on whether a fallen soldier should be given the highest military honour because of his heroic actions.
This is a movie that shows that conflict across the globe will always have different stories. It shows that heroic actions won’t go on the record, leaving families without answers to what their loved ones did. This shows how important the change needed to be made, and how certain things can never be the same for the people involved.
There is an all-star cast in this movie, and everybody in the movie does an excellent job with their important moments.
Final Thoughts – The Last Full Measure is a tragic story, of heroic actions that went unheard.