A Marine Story


A Marine Story

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Average Rating: 3.5/5

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From the film makers of SHELTER and THE GYMNAST, comes a story set against the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy of the US Military. A decorated Marine officer unexpectedly returns home from the war and is quickly recruited to help a troubled teen prepare for boot camp, but when the true reasons for her return become known it threatens the future for both of them. -- (C) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for A Marine Story

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  • An impartial look at U.S. military service that movingly commands respect for the personnel while requiring neither support nor assigning blame for the politics behind unpopular war efforts

    Nov 29, 2010

    Dennis Harvey

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  • Sustained by Weber's strong presence, "A Marine Story" overcomes some flaws in continuity and superficial characterizations to drive home its underlying message about the injustice of "don't ask, don't tell"...

    Nov 11, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/5
  • Ms. Weber (Mr. Farr's wife) anchors the movie with a gritty, honest performance that has the same to-the-bone quality as Melissa Leo's in Frozen River.

    Nov 4, 2010 | Rating: 3/5
  • Relentlessly clumsy and predictable, A Marine Story is set in late 2008, just as a new political breeze is blowing. But its abrupt, wishful postscript is still just a fairy tale.

    Nov 2, 2010 | Full Review…
  • A plodding B-movie that exploits "don't ask, don't tell" with cheap psychology and cheaper thrills.

    Nov 3, 2010 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Marine Story


I must say that I am disappointed. I was bored at times, and the rest of the time just uninterested. I thought that the storyline was crap on top of everything else. I guess this just wasn't my cup of tea...

Cynthia S.
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