Coming Home Reviews

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March 29, 2019
Miss Fonda continues her gallery of sensitive portrayals, Dern is absolutely chilling when he confronts the lovers, Voigt is superb. Despite their efforts and the knowing direction of Hal Ashby, the overall effect is as depressing as the war itself.
March 17, 2008
This movie is a big deal.
February 8, 2008
Though well acted by Jon Voight and Jane Fonda (who won Oscars), Coming Home is one of Hal Ashby's weakest films, a middlebrow melodrama that wears its political message on its sleeves.
October 31, 2007
The film has less to do with politics, women's or otherwise, than with a very conventional notion of the redemptive power of mother love. Which would be all right if director Hal Ashby had managed to mount it effectively.
October 31, 2007
The performances, undeniably appealing, were deservedly praised, Dern and Voight coming off best.
October 31, 2007
Coming Home is in general an excellent Hal Ashby film which illuminates the conflicting attitudes on the Vietnam debacle from the standpoint of three participants.
September 6, 2007
A wonderful movie with stellar performances; though Dern is a bit of a caricature.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Clich piles on clich to the strains of a garbled '60s soundtrack, but the movie's ending goes some way to recognising its failure. Fonda is magnificent.
June 18, 2005
April 27, 2005
December 18, 2004
A powerful film about love and war. Oscars for the leads and Bruce Dern deservedly nominated.
November 4, 2004
October 23, 2004
An extraordinarily moving film.
February 22, 2004
August 22, 2003
May 24, 2003
Ashby here soft soaps the issue of Vietnam and America's part in it by giving us merely a diluted and melodramatic love story.
May 20, 2003
Slowly, disastrously, it reveals its true identity as a three-sided love story about two Vietnam veterans and the one woman who loves them both.
August 13, 2002
August 7, 2002
August 6, 2002
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