Home of the Brave 2006

Home of the Brave

Critics Consensus

The ensemble cast works hard, but hammy direction and a script lacking in nuance ruins this movie's noble intentions.

23%

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46%

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Following a lengthy tour of duty in Iraq, three soldiers find that readjusting to life at home is not as easy as they originally thought. One (Samuel L. Jackson), a doctor, has an especially hard time as he watches his life unravel despite his attempts to restore his practice and marriage.

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Jessica Biel
Vanessa Price
50 Cent
Jamal Aiken
Christina Ricci
Sarah Schivino
Victoria Rowell
Penelope Marsh
Vyto Ruginis
Hank Yates
Stephen Endelman
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Rob Cowan
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Randall Emmett
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John Thompson
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Boaz Davidson
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Danny Dimbort
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Critic Reviews for Home of the Brave

All Critics (57) | Top Critics (20) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (44)

  • Obvious, plodding, cloying and politically innocuous.

    April 16, 2008

    John Anderson

    Variety
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  • I must say the best thing about the movie is that it's interested in the soldiers, not the self-serving popinjays who seem to think the war is a big fat career-enhancing photo opportunity. The people who got shot at deserve most of the attention.

    May 10, 2007 | Full Review…
  • Earnest but lazy, fitfully laughable and insulting, Home of the Brave is cowardly work.

    February 3, 2007 | Rating: 0/6 | Full Review…
  • This is a solid and timely piece of work from Hollywood veteran Irwin Winkler.

    December 18, 2006
  • Home Of The Brave ultimately says ... what? War is tough. That's fair, and so is [director] Winkler's reluctance to engage the politics of this particular war and focus on the soldiers that fight it.

    December 17, 2006 | Rating: D+

    Keith Phipps

    AV Club
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  • The intentions are good. The actors have been assembled with care, and the production is polished. But everything feels assembled, as if it were put together from blueprints.

    December 15, 2006 | Rating: 2/4

Audience Reviews for Home of the Brave

  • Sep 25, 2011
    I felt this movie could have had something...more. I think it is a good story to tell but I just couldn't connect to it. The performances were lacking.
    Sarah P Super Reviewer
  • Sep 25, 2008
    its more funny than serious
    khalvic b Super Reviewer
  • Jul 24, 2008
    This is not a war movie... it's a movie about war. Home of the Brave has been the best movie to date on the psychological effects our soldiers endure when they return home from Iraq. It's riveting to see the demons they face. Truly inspirational... And don't worry about propaganda because it's neither Pro nor Anti War, the film does a great job of remaining completely neutral. This film boasts an A list cast with Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Biel, Christina Ricci, Chad Michael Murray, Brian Presley, and 50 Cent, who was surprisingly impressive in this action drama. Don't be fooled, if you're looking for a movie chalk full of dead bodies, blood, and missing limbs, then this is not for you. The first 20 minutes is intense however (think Black Hawk Down), but the remainder of the movie is deep and touching.
    Derek A Super Reviewer
  • Jul 17, 2008
    Okay plain and simple, this movie is definitely similar to the film "Raising Flagg." Average, boring, random plot line, yet it contained some strong cast members who pretty much saved this film from being a disaster. So why is this movie such a disaster, you may ask? Plain and simple. It's a boring script which was probably written without any heart, considering how hollow the lines seemed to be. Nothing seemed to work with the scenes no matter who was in it. However some of the cast saved it from totally failing itself. If there were only minor actors who have had no previous experience it would have been pathetic. <b>2.5/5</b>
    Lorenzo v Super Reviewer

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