Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987)

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This gripping documentary of the Vietnam War begins with the Kennedy administration and extends through the return of the first MIAs in the mid 1970s. Stark and disturbing newsreel footage is combined with letters written by soldiers to loved ones at home and the music of the times. The servicemen have also provide their own amateur films of their experiences in addition to the footage from the NBC news vaults. The war hits home with the deaths of four Kent State students at the hands of the Ohio National Guard. Dozens of popular Hollywood actors lend their voices as they read the letters sent home written by many who would never live through the terrible ordeal.

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Critic Reviews for Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

An intensely moving and disturbing experience.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
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Mr. Couturie, the director, and his associates have done a first-rate job.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

What Couturie and his researchers have done is amazing.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The first film about Vietnam to come to us free of bias, free of rhetoric.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

The missives get you where you live.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

The structure of this Vietnam War docu is not particularly interesting, but the contents are.

June 30, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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