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Dear America - Letters Home from Vietnam

Dear America - Letters Home from Vietnam (1987)

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Average Rating: 8.1/10
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Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam was first telecast April 3, 1988, over the HBO cable service. Based on the book of the same name, the program is devoted to poignant recitations of letters to and from American participants of the Vietnam war. The letters are heard over images culled from news footage, home movies and still photography, with contemporary music added to put things in the proper historical context. The 2-hour film, featuring readings from various well-known actors (see cast

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An intensely moving and disturbing experience.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Mr. Couturie, the director, and his associates have done a first-rate job.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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The first film about Vietnam to come to us free of bias, free of rhetoric.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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What Couturie and his researchers have done is amazing.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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The missives get you where you live.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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The structure of this Vietnam War docu is not particularly interesting, but the contents are.

June 30, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Laudable though the intentions may be, there's something a little hollow about this all-star oral history of the Vietnam War.

February 27, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Adds immeasurably to the growing stockpile of testaments about this tragic war.

August 28, 2004 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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When it comes to war, listen to the soldiers.

July 25, 2002
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