America At A Crossroads: Operation Homecoming: Writing The Wartime Experience Reviews

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Janice Page
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
April 9, 2007
Operation Homecoming never quite captures anything so poignant or precise, rather falling into seemingly endless variations of 'war is hell.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
February 26, 2007
It provides an illuminating portrait of the mind-set of those men and women serving overseas.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
February 9, 2007
The anthology format would fit better on TV, as would director Richard E. Robbins' unfortunate use of cheesy slo-mo re-enactments. When Robbins flickers through a series of photos of the fallen, the rapid cutting becomes absurd and dehumanizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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AV Club
February 9, 2007
The cumulative effect of Operation Homecoming is to bring to light the soldiers' collective experiences and the enduring nightmares they suffer in our place.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
February 9, 2007
Operation Homecoming is a spinoff from an anthology of essays, e-mail messages, poems and letters from soldiers in Iraq.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
February 8, 2007
The sometimes uneven quality of the imagery serves to highlight the shattering honesty of these barings of the soul.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
February 8, 2007
Operation Homecoming at first seems like a modest enterprise, a document of a few guys' paths to personal catharsis. But the sense of damaged intensity found in all these men's writing builds to a powerful crescendo.
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Ed Gonzalez
Village Voice
February 6, 2007
These stories of heartache, confusion, and anger combine to form a gallery of art that illuminates the conundrums of warfare and testifies to the philosophical instincts of the American soldier.