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In Country Reviews

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July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
September 16, 2009
Norman Jewison usually is a commanding storyteller, but In Country is a film with two stories that fail to add up to something greater.
March 5, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
May 7, 2013
Unfortunately, the last half-hour slides into the weepiest sort of sentimentality.
May 20, 2003
In Country means to capture the deep tragedy at the center of pedestrian lives. Instead, it becomes a pedestrian film.
May 7, 2013
This is no tribute to the war dead, but an unthinking betrayal of them -- they've been drafted again, this time to supply a climax to a second-rate tearjerker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
May 24, 2003
Jewison manages to save up all the emotion for the charged conclusion at the Vietnam memorial in Washington, but it's a case of too little, too late.
October 8, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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.
February 9, 2006
Jewison's post-Vietnam movie concentrates on bereavement, with the consequence that it's decent but dull.
July 30, 2004
An overlooked and underrated drama with Willis giving one of his finest performances.
| Original Score: 3/5
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
July 19, 2003
A powerful drama about one American family's attempt to release the grief and pain caused by the Vietnam war
April 8, 2006
| 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.
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
June 16, 2006
Gripping performances save this post-Vietnam drama
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
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