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The War at Home

The War at Home (1996)

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Average Rating: 5.8/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 2

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Jeremy Collier (Emilio Estevez) is the army veteran who returns home after his harrowing experiences in battle. His father Bob (Martin Sheen) is the emotionally detached parent who insists Jeremy put his unpleasant memories behind him and get on with his life. His mother (Kathy Bates) is the unusually cheerful woman who pretends nothing is wrong. The troubled Jeremy finds almost as much fighting at home as he did in the military in this powerful drama of a young veteran's adjustment to civilian

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James Duff

Sep 3, 2002

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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (6) | DVD (2)

It's never anything more than middlebrow, obvious and quite laboured -- and, for good and ill, very earnest.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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The film is so beautifully acted that you barely notice the staginess of some of the speeches.

August 30, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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A confident, straight-ahead no-nonsense movie that delivers its message relentlessly with maximum impact.

February 14, 2001 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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Full of little acting moments that feel like ACK-ting moments.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Bates is excellent, and Sheen's performance marks a high point in the actor's wayward career.

February 4, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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In one dramatic moment, an upset Bates yells at and slaps Estevez, and suddenly Sheen brings up the subject of stolen peanut brittle.

September 14, 2005 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Excellent performances from the Sheen clan

April 25, 2005
Moviehole

Shows the explosions generated by the Vietnam War after soldiers left the battlefields.

August 26, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

It's undoubtedly one of the most riveting portrayals of Vietnam's impact on the American family since Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
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