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Home of the Brave (Blu-ray) R

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: May 10, 2011
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
    • DTS - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 866
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Even more than a crucial piece of remedial historiography, the film is also an unsettling exploration of the impact violence and shameful injustice continue to have on a family nearly 40 years after the fact. Full Review
TV Guide
Oct 29, 2004
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Paola di Florio's haunting documentary about Viola Liuzzo, a Detroit civil rights worker murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in 1965 Alabama, adds to the case for ripping J. Edgar Hoover's name off the FBI building in Washington.
New York Daily News
Oct 29, 2004
Rating: 4/5 -- Paola di Florio's poignant documentary tells the freshly outraging story of Viola Liuzzo, a white woman who was killed while volunteering with the civil rights movement. Full Review
New York Times
Oct 28, 2004
Rating: 5/5 -- Powerful documentary, highly recommended.
Film Threat
Oct 26, 2004
Rating: 2.5/4 -- There is altogether too much footage of daughter Mary wallowing in her mother's martyrdom.
Newsday
Oct 28, 2004
[I]t makes an unmistakably mournful comment on the war....Jackson contributes a brilliant performance....Biel is equally strong...
Movieline's Hollywood Life
Nov 1, 2006
Home of the Brave... will make you want to stand up for what you believe in. Full Review
Salon.com
Jul 3, 2019

Product Description:

The Vietnam War provided plenty of cinematic ruminations on the futility of battle and the struggle of returning soldiers to adjust to normal life. With HOME OF THE BRAVE director Irwin Winkler (THE NET) applies similar concepts to the Iraq War of the early 21st century, positing actors Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Biel, Brian Presley, and 50 Cent (credited here under his real name, Curtis Jackson) in the roles of army recruits who tussle with the mundanity of life after war. The action begins during the heat of battle, with an ambush that leaves many of its victims either dead or wounded. Winkler subsequently transports the action to the struggles his characters endure once safely back home, with alcoholism, prosthetic limbs, parental abuse, and a hostage crisis all causing innumerable problems, none of which are helped by a military that remains uninterested in their frantic pleas for help and guidance.

Winkler infuses his film with an equal mixture of anger and grief, and while he may not reach the heights of Oliver Stone's BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY or Michael Cimino's THE DEER HUNTER, he draws on similar frustrations felt by the characters in those movies. HOME OF THE BRAVE was shot while the violence still raged in Iraq, which will doubtless make it a fascinating curio in years to come, especially as this denied Winkler a distance from his subject that many of the filmmakers who masterfully dissected the Vietnam War undoubtedly benefited from.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: December 15, 2006 (NY, LA); May 11, 2007 (Limited)
20th Century Fox / MGM DVD Clearance Sale
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 34,205
  • UPC: 883904243007
  • Shipping Weight: 0.18/lbs (approx)
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