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Based on 9 Reviews
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  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The unnerving brilliance of the film owes to the director's skill at assembling information and allowing it to speak for itself. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The problem is that the film is at such pains to make its points that it doesn't trust us to find our own connections. show more

  • 80
    TV Guide

    A powerful piece of documentary filmmaking. show more

  • 50
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Although the movie's anti-war propaganda mission is clear, it nevertheless makes a strong case for asking questions and examining our country's imperialistic motives. show more

  • 90
    Chicago Reader

    A masterful documentary, one of the most unsettling discussions of Vietnam and its aftermath ever to appear in any medium. show more

  • 80
    Michael Atkinson Village Voice

    Built to outrage, appall, and indict. show more

  • 80
    Desson Thomson Washington Post

    Davis, who won an Oscar for Best Documentary, may not have agreed with presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon on the war, but he heeded Johnson's call to fight for hearts and minds. His aim was dead on target. show more

  • 60
    Nathan Rabin The A.V. Club

    During his clumsiest moments, Davis' fondness for provocation rises to the surface, which is unfortunate, since it weakens the impact of his many salient points about how American men are socialized to be warriors. show more

  • 50
    Anthony Lane The New Yorker

    Hearts and Minds, which gives no clue that atrocities were committed by the other side, and which allows Davis to cut from a rampaging football game, back home, to the Tet offensive, will be a lesson to anybody who thinks that Michael Moore invented the notion of documentary as blunderbuss. show more

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