We Were Soldiers

2002 • 138 minutes
4.7
915 reviews
64%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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The year is 1965 and America is at war with North Vietnam. Commanding the air cavalry is Lt. Col. Hal Moore (Gibson), a born leader committed to his troops. His target: the la Drang Valley, called "The Valley of Death." As Moore prepares for one of the most violent battles in U.S. history, he delivers a stirring promise to his soldiers and their families: "I will leave no man behind...dead or alive. We will all come home together."
Rating
R

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4.7
915 reviews
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October 26, 2021
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George Ross
July 23, 2017
A well-made war film - though still in the realm of entertainment, eager to reach out and please a wide audience. The production is excellent - and the researchers and advisors to the film did a great job with uniforms, weapons, sights and sounds. However, to cram it all into the feature, a fair bit was sacrificed in terms of establishing the time and place - everything feels incredibly fast and claustrophobic, which may look exciting but ends up requiring heavy-handed narration to make sense of, which is at best distracting and at worst makes things feel a bit contrived (unfortunate for a true story). Although the message was pushed a little too hard in places, one really outstanding aspect of the film is the way it gave a balanced portrayal to the perspective of the North Vietnamese enemy forces, and that of the women and families back home. They were human and their struggles were shown to be on par with - if not worse - than those of the American troops, and that I think is an excellent point worth making. On the minus side, of course, the film couldn't get away from some very, very uncomfortable sentimentality, but that's to be expected from a Gibson film.
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Joshua Pointer
December 19, 2015
Man this movie is one of the great ones of all time and definitley one to have in your movie collection. (althougth I could care less) but if you don't usually watch war movies this movie suprisingly isn't as violent as some movies I've watched. It also brings to light the sacrifice and hardship the soldiers in VIetnam had to deal with everyday and still have to live with.
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