We Were Soldiers R

400 U.S paratroopers. 4,000 Vietnamese soldiers. 12,000 miles away from home. 1 man led them into battle.
We Were Soldiers
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  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 18 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: April 25, 2017
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Paramount

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User Ratings: 203,151
Rating: 3/5 -- One of the most violent movies ever released. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Dec 29, 2010
After suffering through We Were Soldiers, I think I've seen all the war movies I care to endure for quite some time.
Observer
Mar 13, 2002
...Deft at pushing emotional buttons...
Box Office
May 1, 2002
...[Kinnear] does that thing he does better and better with each role he takes, siphoning humor into a serious situation....[Gibson] discharges his duties maturely and successfully...
Entertainment Weekly
Mar 8, 2002
Makes you cry for the hundreds of thousands of men and women who died so pointlessly with Geoghegan. And their orphans. Full Review
Slate
Mar 22, 2002
Rating: 3/5 -- Mais uma patriotada que mostra os americanos matando milhares de vietcongues, mas sendo mais 'humanos' que os inimigos.
Cinema em Cena
Jul 26, 2003
Rating: B- -- The war genre, vigorously energized with Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down, takes several steps backward with this old-fashioned moralistic saga, a tribute not only to the soldiers in combat in Vietnam but also to the homefront. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Dec 22, 2006

Product Description:

In 1965, 400 American troops faced an ambush by 2,000 enemy troops in the Ia Drang Valley (also known as the Valley of Death), in one of the most gruesome fights of the Vietnam War. WE WERE SOLDIERS is a detailed recreation of this true story: of the strategies, obstacles, and human cost faced by the troops that participated. The story focuses on the lieutenant colonel that led the attack, Hal Moore (Mel Gibson), and a civilian reporter who accompanied them, Joseph Galloway (Barry Pepper), as well as a number of other soldiers who were involved.

This is an unusual Vietnam film in that it also shows the North Vietnamese perspective on the battle; their leader Lieutenant General Nguyen Huu An (Don Duong) is depicted as a brave soldier and smart commander. And in addition to the many gory battlefield sequences--which seem to have been influenced by SAVING PRIVATE RYAN--we also see how the carnage of war affects those left behind, the soldiers' wives and children. Ultimately this is a moving anti-war film, which, by sticking close to the true stories of real soldiers, very effectively brings home the overwhelming horror of war.

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  • UPC: 032429258571
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