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

November 30, 2017
Richard E. Robbins's straightforward Operation Homecoming has enlightening moments as it presents writing by American soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
November 24, 2011
September 7, 2011
April 9, 2007
Operation Homecoming never quite captures anything so poignant or precise, rather falling into seemingly endless variations of 'war is hell.'
February 26, 2007
It provides an illuminating portrait of the mind-set of those men and women serving overseas.
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.
Top Critic
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.
February 9, 2007
Operation Homecoming is a spinoff from an anthology of essays, e-mail messages, poems and letters from soldiers in Iraq.
February 8, 2007
The sometimes uneven quality of the imagery serves to highlight the shattering honesty of these barings of the soul.
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.
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.