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Fort Bliss (2014)

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Written, Directed, and Produced by Claudia Myers Starring: Michelle Monaghan, Ron Livingston, Manolo Cardona, Gbenga Aikinnagbe, Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Pablo Schreiber Decorated U.S. Army medic and single mother Maggie Swann (Michelle Monaghan) returns home from an extended tour of duty in Afghanistan to discover the bond with her five-year-old son has been broken. As she struggles to reclaim his affection, life after deployment is made more difficult by her persistent memories of Afghanistan. When news of another deployment threatens the fragile balance she has achieved, she must find a way to reconcile her duties as a mother and her obligations as a soldier. (C) Phase 4

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Cast

Michelle Monaghan
as Staff Sergeant Maggie Swann
Gbenga Akinnagbe
as Sergeant Butcher
Freddy Rodriguez
as Captain Garver
Pablo Schreiber
as Staff Sergeant Donovan
John Savage
as Mike Swann
Dash Mihok
as Staff Sergeant Malcolm
Michael Sirow
as Sergeant Morrison
Drew Garrett
as Specialist Cook
Luis Bordonada
as Specialist Diaz
Jacob Browne
as First Sergeant Killens
Richard White
as Sergeant Roth
Travis Wilson
as Captain Gresko
Nathan Buck
as First Class Hurley
William Osbourne
as Specialist Stoddner
Pam Trotter
as Beth Ann
Kyle Butler
as Sergeant Williams
Brian Ceely
as Specialist Vincent
Raymond Segura
as Specialist Martini
Phillip Marshall Tyler
as Army Neighbor #1
Andres Perez-Molina
as Army Neighbor #2
Andrew Mazeika
as Unit Commander
Indrani Rauth
as Afghan Woman #2
Joseph Buccino
as Army Translator
Edmund J. Curry
as Guitar Soldier
Nicholas A. Bamper
as TCP Soldier #1
Octavio Collazo
as TCP Soldier #2
Daryl Stevens
as Deployed Soldier
Ellen Guffey
as Female Soldier
Joseph Barone
as Drunk Soldier
Arturo Salas
as Mariachi Bandido
Leo Garcia
as Mariachi Bandido
Arnie Barrera
as Mariachi Bandido
Luca Pedroni
as Boy in Daycare
Addison Ozols
as Girl in Daycare
Strider Ellis
as Paul Double
Tree O'Toole
as Maggie Double
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Critic Reviews for Fort Bliss

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (10)

Fort Bliss is a small film, but it addresses big issues, in ways that are never simplistic or dogmatic.

Full Review… | October 17, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
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"Fort Bliss" joins "Coming Home" and "The Best Years of Our Lives" as a movie deeply in sync, not just with the military characters it depicts, but also with the civilian world that awaits them with such confoundingly mixed messages.

Full Review… | September 25, 2014
Washington Post
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[A] well-observed and endearing account of one woman grappling with allegiances to her fellow soldiers and her estranged 5-year-old son.

Full Review… | September 22, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
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Maggie's agonizing zero-sum struggle to balance a life of military service and a steady relationship with her son feels fresh, raw, and real.

Full Review… | September 22, 2014
Slate
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[Myers] is good at capturing the revealing, offhand moments in this story, but Maggie's conflicts about motherhood and the military needed a greater psychological scope than this film provides.

Full Review… | September 19, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
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Even when the plotting feels strained or inauthentic, the Asche & Spencer score a mite too insistent, Monaghan's performance rings true.

Full Review… | September 19, 2014
Variety
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Audience Reviews for Fort Bliss

½

There was no ending....let's face it every story needs an end.

Nikki Meroney
Nikki Meroney

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Between a 6/10 and 7/10, Fort Bliss is a small film, but it addresses big issues, in ways that are never simplistic or dogmatic.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

Really solid film and great acting. Michelle Monaghan has redone her great film named Trucker, with a different military spin. I think this movie is a mixture of Brothers and Trucker with a bit of Crazy Heart thrown in. I liked the story and loved the acting, the kid did a great job and Michelle Monaghan was really brilliant! Well worth taking a look at this film!

Jim Larrison
Jim Larrison

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