Fort Bliss Reviews

October 17, 2014
Fort Bliss is a small film, but it addresses big issues, in ways that are never simplistic or dogmatic.
September 25, 2014
"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.
September 22, 2014
[A] well-observed and endearing account of one woman grappling with allegiances to her fellow soldiers and her estranged 5-year-old son.
September 22, 2014
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.
September 19, 2014
[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.
September 19, 2014
Even when the plotting feels strained or inauthentic, the Asche & Spencer score a mite too insistent, Monaghan's performance rings true.
November 8, 2018
The script lacks the precise authenticity needed to give this film its staying power.
September 19, 2014
There aren't a lot of fireworks or surprises in Fort Bliss, but it's a well-told story that pays respect to our men and women in uniform.
September 18, 2014
Michelle Monaghan elevates an uneven, yet gripping story of a staff sergeant feeling the tug of war in Fort Bliss.
September 18, 2014
Led by a moving performance from Michelle Monaghan, the film carries heaviness with sensitivity, more interested in the pains of post-service reentry than the usual pressures of a war zone.
September 18, 2014
The complicated psychological realities of army personnel require a tougher directorial treatment than the maudlin melodrama presented here.
September 16, 2014
A fairly conventional warrior-home-from-war drama lifted by a totally credible career-making performance by Michelle Monaghan.
September 18, 2014
An unflinching and complex character study of an imperfect woman juggling motherhood and her determination to succeed among men.
September 18, 2014
Ms. Myers too often tells rather than shows, and she doesn't have the cinematic skill set to transform her idea into a fully satisfying movie, especially at this low-budget level.
September 18, 2014
The non-Monaghan parts of Fort Bliss tend to go watery.
September 16, 2014
A returning-soldier drama that answers the annoyingly ubiquitous "Can women have it all?" question with an exasperated "no."