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Fort McCoy

Release Date: August 15th, 2014

R|1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
An Army barber (Eric Stoltz) and his family adjust to life next to a camp holding German POWs in World War II-era Wisconsin.

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Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Monterey Media

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  • Although many of the subplots play nicely, they take away from the main thrust of the film: a tightly knit family living so close to the enemy, who rarely is seen and never understood. So this is relegated to a footnote in favor of story lines that, while wholesome, are neither dramatic nor cinematic. show more

  • There are some compelling elements here, probably too many for one film, but they're too often presented in a cliched way. Connor and co-director Michael Worth go for the easy sentiment, the expected route, leading to middling results. show more

  • Overstuffed yet trite and empty, Fort McCoy attempts to mix heavy drama, slapstick comedy and romance all in the wrappings of a coming of age tale set in the summer of 1944, but flounders on all fronts, resulting in a picture that offers a rather naive and simplistic view of the murky territory between good and evil. show more

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