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We Were Soldiers (2002)


The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.

We Were Soldiers (2002)

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Washington Post - Stephen Hunter
You don't really watch the film; you survive it.
80
Washington Post - Desson Thomson
Gibson may get top billing, but it's Sam Elliott who steals all the scenes. As Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley, a man who fires with his own .45 revolver rather than the standard M-16 rifles, he's full of hilariously colorful comments.
70
Newsweek - David Ansen
A powerful and moving experience -- once it overcomes its clunky, badly written and clichéd first act.
70
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan
Manages to evoke a complex series of reactions. It both frustrates with its unrelenting sentimentality and impresses with the overwhelming physicality of its combat sequences. These in turn are so powerful they take on a life of their own, sending a message that is probably quite opposite to the one the filmmakers intended.
70
Salon - Stephanie Zacharek
Isn't a great movie; I'd say it's barely a good one. But it's a war movie that at least acknowledges the distinction between macho and masculinity, always putting the dignity of the latter over the bluster of the former.

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