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We Were Soldiers Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
One of the most violent movies ever released.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
December 22, 2006
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 | Original Score: B-

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Film Threat
January 12, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 7, 2004
... A fitting tribute to all the men and women who have fought and died for their country -- and for each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 5, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
...A gripping, fast-moving film that will be added to the short list of quality movies focused on the U.S. conflict in Vietnam.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)
December 19, 2002
I didn't mind the film's sentimental view of GIs. It's stuff like this that gets me crying, especially in times of combat like now. I wasn't the only one wiping tears away. It's hard not to when you're proud to be an American.
David Grove
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
This is a good film; strong, honest, strikingly photographed (by Dean Semler) and appropriately devastating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
August 22, 2002
It's refreshing to see a pre-acid rock movie about Vietnam.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: B
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
Probably the best thing you can say about We Were Soldiers is that it does justice to an awful conflict.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Paul Salfen
July 9, 2002
Another in a long line of ultra-violent war movies, this one is not quite what it could have been as a film, but the story and theme make up for it.
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Luis Martinez
June 28, 2002
We were soldiers es la voz de los soldados muertos que reclaman el haber sido enviados a defender un país, para luego ser simplemente dejados atrás.
| Original Score: 8.5/10
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
June 5, 2002
The first war picture in recent memory that owes more to John Ford than to Sony PlayStation.
Andrew Howe
April 27, 2002
A breathtaking but ultimately insubstantial fireworks display.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
April 24, 2002
There is such a broad scope to the film that it seems ready to topple over on itself, but it very rarely misses a beat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Dequina
April 9, 2002
When staying true to its title--which, thankfully, is most of the time--this is an effective war picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Ansen
August 18, 2008
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Todd McCarthy
July 24, 2008
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
December 15, 2003
Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
February 13, 2003
Ultimately, it staggers out bloodied, partially bowed, but at least not totally beaten.
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
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August 17, 2002
Rich Cline
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August 12, 2002

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Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
June 10, 2002

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Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

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Joseph Ruttle
March 9, 2002
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Arizona Republic
March 4, 2002
Jason Anderson
March 3, 2002
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