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Memorial Day (2012)

Memorial Day (2012)

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Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself striking a deal with his grandson: Kyle can pick any three souvenirs, and Bud will tell him the stories behind each one. Memorial Day not only takes us on a journey into Bud's complicated wartime past, but also into Kyle's wartime future. As the two men share parallel experiences in combat, they come to realize how that magical day on the porch shaped both of their lives. -- (C) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Memorial Day

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Between all the flashbacks and flash-forwards, you'll need a scorecard.

May 24, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A family saga as much as a war story, it chronicles a generations-spanning Minnesota military family whose servicemen harbor life-changing combat experiences they can't easily talk about.

May 24, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

"Memorial Day" is mostly watchable thanks to the performances of John and James Cromwell. The story does its best to reel you in and feel for these characters, but may feel like it's stringing you along with no pay off in sight at times.

July 20, 2012 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Memorial Day

Good movie! Inspiring. Tear-jerking. Definitely makes you think about a lot. When I first read the caption, I figured it would just me a typical war movie. It definitely draws you in, and keeps you interested all the way though. It really makes you think about your own life, and the value of what is around you.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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A poignant war film that tells the stories of a grandfather's and grandson's experiences while commanding squads in World War II and the Iraq War, respectively. Very well done.

Stephen Skudlarek
Stephen Skudlarek

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