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Based on 37 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 4 )
  • 70
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    One of the best war movies of the past 20 years. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    This also is the rare combat movie that deals substantially with mourning widows on the home front. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    While the movie is dreadfully clumsy or sentimental around the edges, there's no denying the strength of Mr. Gibson's performance or the power of the savage combat, a 90-minute sequence that's even more graphic than the horrific firefight in Somalia in "Black Hawk Down." show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    One admires Wallace's intentions while despairing at his execution. Yet as clumsily directed as his film is, it inspires compassion for Moore, his men and their foes. And in that, there is merit. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    We Were Soldiers works. The action is well-staged and realistic. And Gibson is a commanding presence in a role that has more shadings and stature than his usual action heroes. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    "Black Hawk Down" was criticized because the characters seemed hard to tell apart. We Were Soldiers doesn't have that problem; in the Hollywood tradition it identifies a few key players, casts them with stars, and follows their stories. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The in-your-face style of We Were Soldiers results in a suspenseful, intense, and exhausting cinematic experience. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Probably the best thing you can say about We Were Soldiers is that it does justice to an awful conflict. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    It isn't afraid to genuflect to heroes and heroism and has everything it needs to connect with the resurgence of patriotism after Sept. 11. show more

  • February 12, 2012 cpc187
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    I was there, I cam home, thank God...Gibson gave his all...Thank you.

  • June 14, 2011 willyhuaz
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    I was in the Ia Drang valley, movie is very accurate.

  • April 23, 2011 yy00000000089829
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    Best movie there ever was I loved it so much

  • June 29, 2010 mackenziejeff
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    Outstanding film. Mel Gibson and Sam Elliot were great!

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