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Gardens of Stone Reviews

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November 8, 2016
For want of a timeless message on the horrors of war, Coppola does indeed tell a compelling story of one man's battle on the homefront. Caan gives a stunning performance after a five-year absence from the movie screen.
May 20, 2012
Subdued war drama on life on the home front during the Vietnam war.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 11, 2007
Unjustly underrated upon its release, Gardens of Stone is a quiet, respectful film filled with emotional power, exceptional acting (especially by Caan), and technical virtuosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 11, 2007
Seems to take its name not so much from the Arlington Memorial Cemetery, where much of the action takes place, but from the stiffness of the characters it portrays.
August 2, 2007
Subtle and elegiac, Coppola's anti-Vietnam War meditation is one of the director's most misunderstood films.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
There's a pervasive and worrying sense of the central issues being gently but undeniably fudged.
May 20, 2003
The most important missing ingredient is Mr. Coppola.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 29, 2002
"sheer dreariness directed with fists of ham"
| Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
Every moment is right, and yet the film as a whole is incomplete.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
There's a curious ambiguity in Coppola's feelings about the soldiers and their life.
January 1, 2000
A handsome but fragmentary film that can't decide which story to tell.
January 1, 2000
Francis Coppola's 1987 Vietnam meditation was his best film in a while, though it's still something less than satisfying.
May 19, 2005
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August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 31, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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