We Were Soldiers (HD-DVD, 2006)
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We Were Soldiers (HD-DVD, 2006)

Randall Wallace, Mel Gibson | Theatrical release: 2017 | Rating: R (MPAA)

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Movie synopsis
In 1965, 400 American troops faced an ambush by 2,000 enemy troops in the Ia Drang Valley (also known as the Valley of Death), in one of the most gruesome fights of the Vietnam War. WE WERE SOLDIERS is a detailed recreation of this true story: of the strategies, obstacles, and human cost faced by the troops that participated. The story focuses on the lieutenant colonel that led the attack, Hal Moore (Mel Gibson), and a civilian reporter who accompanied them, Joseph Galloway (Barry Pepper), as well as a number of other soldiers who were involved.This is an unusual Vietnam film in that it also shows the North Vietnamese perspective on the battle; their leader Lieutenant General Nguyen Huu An (Don Duong) is depicted as a brave soldier and smart commander. And in addition to the many gory battlefield sequences--which seem to have been influenced by SAVING PRIVATE RYAN--we also see how the carnage of war affects those left behind, the soldiers' wives and children. Ultimately this is a moving anti-war film, which, by sticking close to the true stories of real soldiers, very effectively brings home the overwhelming horror of war.

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Number of Discs:1
Rating:R (MPAA)
Film Country:USA

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Director:Randall Wallace
Leading Role:Mel Gibson
eBay Product ID: EPID55702668

Editorial reviews

"...The movie, anchored by Mr. Gibson's modest disciplined performance, has a feeling of calm stoicism..."
New York Times - A. O. Scott (03/01/2002)

"...The battle, expertly shot by Dean Semler, captures the chaos of guerrilla warfare paralleled in BLACK HAWK DOWN and gives the film a scarring documentary realism..."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (03/28/2002)

"...This is a true story that brings home the real horror of war, presenting a balanced, thought-provoking record of men who fought..."
Total Film - Nev Pierce (04/01/2002)

"...Deft at pushing emotional buttons..."
Box Office - Michael Tunison (05/01/2002)

"...Solemnly forceful....Elliott has what could be the best role of his career..."
USA Today - Mike Clark (03/01/2002)

"...Kinnear does that thing he does better and better with each role he takes, siphoning humor into a serious situation....Gibson discharges his duties maturely and successfully..."
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum (03/08/2002)

"...The film impresses with the overwhelming physicality of its combat sequences..."
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan (03/01/2002)

"...The battle is brilliantly designed and shot....The film's major contribution to the Vietnam War movie is its willingness to view the enemy as human beings..."
Hollywood Reporter - Kirk Honeycutt (02/25/2002)

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