Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun

DVD - 2009
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun
After a shell leaves his body mangled on the final day of World War I, young Joe Bonham lies trapped in a hospital bed. He is a fully conscious quadruple amputee who cannot speak, hear or see. He is left to wander within his own mind and goes between his harsh reality and memories of a happier life long gone. Delve into the mind of a man lost somewhere on the edges of sanity and insanity, life and death.

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA :, Shout! Factory,, [2009]
ISBN: 160399260X
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 106 min.) :,sound, color and black and white ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternate Title: Johnny got his gun


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Mar 06, 2010
  • maven rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not quite as good as the book it was based on. Some parts were well-done, but a lot of it had a very 70s feel that I don't think stood up to now. It's a story that's difficult to translate to film though, so I can appreciate the attempt.


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