We Were Soldiers (DVD, 2002)
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- jjmph91Jan 1, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
We Were Soldiers
This movie is based in the history of the Vietnam War and based on actual events.
The stellar cast of Mel Gibson, Sam Elliott, Greg Kinnear and Madeleine Stowe gives the hardships of one of the first major battles and the what the death toll imposes on the women who are married to these men back home... delivering the messages that their loved one has fallen.
This Movie is about Courage, Valor and the noble characteristics of the military member and the families left at home depicting what both indur.
For me personally, I have had family in battle and have been the Ombudsman for the Wives at home as well as watched as my sons both have been in combat situations. I found this movie very accurately depicted at least for the family at home during those times. Mel Gibson directs this movie and is great delivery. I would recommend this movie to anyone.Read full review
- sest9360Dec 31, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
a redux !
Honestly, I had seen this movie when it was released, a looonnnnngggggggg time ago. At that time I thought it was a good if unusual story of the beginning of the US involvement in Vietnam and the precursor, if you will, of a struggle with no end and too many casualties on both sides. How the US ever found itself bogged down there with no end was amazing and the bravery of both the US and Vietnam combatants was amazing. And this movie showed the emotions and heartbreak from both points of view, a first for me. The week I ordered this movie I had gone to an optical shop in Charlotte, N.C. and was helped by a lovely young woman, only 26 years old(meaning she was born in or around 1987) and she was from Vietnam.(the Northern part) She said her family had survived the bombings by hiding out in Cambodia. As I spoke to her I thought about WE WERE SOLDIERS, and how it shaped my thoughts about the seemingly endless war and waste of treasury and lives on both sides. I encouraged her to see it and I decided I too wanted to see it, again, so that I too would have a better understanding of this tragedy for all.Read full review
- koolrick1950Jun 2, 2015by
i have seen this movie several times and finally said buy it , if your a mel gibson fan your love it .
- orric.orricMay 4, 2015by
This is one of my favorite movies of all time. Big Mel Gibson fan. Very good acting all the way through this movie. These guys sacrificed allot in this war and got very little recognition. It's a real shame how they were treated when they came home. Lots of good boys lost there lives for freedom. Very good true story. Very heart wrenching.
- 8918charlesMay 28, 2012by
Best Vietnam movie I have ever since. Awesome!!! It finally captures the true Vietanm experience from both points of view, including the enemy's. A great movie.