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In Country Reviews

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May 7, 2013
There's a decency about this movie that's almost palpable. It's not trying to pump us up with false jingoism or the sins of the past. Jewison, a Canadian, probably approaches the entire subject with a mediatory mood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 7, 2013
In essence, In Country is a well-turned variation on the quest to find a father that shows up in the folk tales of almost any culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 7, 2013
The scene at the memorial is one of the film's best, but director Jewison fails to find in it anything close to the level of emotional force that the same scene in Mason's book has.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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September 16, 2009
Sounds like your basic TV movie, sunk by noble intentions. But here well meaning translates into well done.
September 16, 2009
Lloyd, though technically adept, doesn't really get under her conflicted character's skin; the supporting actors (including Willis) are the film's greatest strength.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 16, 2006
Gripping performances save this post-Vietnam drama
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 8, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
February 9, 2006
Jewison's post-Vietnam movie concentrates on bereavement, with the consequence that it's decent but dull.
October 6, 2005
A profoundly moving tearjerker about the festering wounds caused by the Vietnam War in middle America. A young Emily Lloyd is absolutely wonderful.
| Original Score: 5/5
August 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 27, 2005
Willis is brilliant as a 'Nam veteran
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 30, 2004
An overlooked and underrated drama with Willis giving one of his finest performances.
| Original Score: 3/5
July 19, 2003
A powerful drama about one American family's attempt to release the grief and pain caused by the Vietnam war
October 8, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 12, 2001
With uncanny skill, Willis finds the frightened kid hiding behind Emmett's detached stare. He gives a dynamite performance, both touching and haunting.
January 1, 2000
The movie is like a time bomb. You sit there, interested, absorbed, sometimes amused, sometimes moved, but wondering in the back of your mind what all of this is going to add up to. Then you find out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Though Bruce Willis has top billing as a troubled Vietnam veteran, British whizbang Emily Lloyd virtually squeezes him off the screen as his live-in niece, whose soldier father died before she was born.
January 1, 2000
It is refreshing to see the bluster Willis shows as a leading man disappear when he takes smaller challenging roles such as this. Someday, a role like this could lead to more recognition of his immense acting ability.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
Like the Memorial itself, the film brings not so much understanding for the war veteran as a tribute to the veteran. That is not so ambitious a goal, but it is sufficient.
May 7, 2013
Jewison manipulates the audience's familiarity with this national monument to achieve the kind of dramatic pitch that the characters themselves could not attain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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