• Home of the Brave (2006)

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Release Date: May 11th, 2007

DVD Release Date: October 23rd, 2007

R|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
Following a lengthy tour of duty in Iraq, three soldiers find that readjusting to life at home is not as easy as they originally thought. One (Samuel L. Jackson), a doctor, has an especially hard time as he watches his life unravel despite his attempts to restore his practice and marriage.

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Biel, Brian Presley, 50 Cent , Christina Ricci, Chad Michael Murray, Victoria Rowell, Jeffrey Nordling

Director: Irwin Winkler

Genres: War, Drama

Production Co: Millennium Films Inc., Freedom Films, Emmett/Furla Films, Winkler Films

Distributors: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Ratings & Reviews

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  • While Mark Friedman's script is as unsubtle as Winkler's direction, their sincerity and the subject's sharp immediacy lend the film a certain power. show more

  • Starts well with the stirring spectacle of young men and women, members of a National Guard unit stationed south of Baghdad, struggling to do their duty in an alien land of unfathomable danger. Once they return, however, wounded physically or shattered spiritually, the film turns didactic, contrived and occasionally ludicrous.

  • Timeliness is all very well, but the significant subject matter cries out for a defter directorial touch and a deeper complexity in regard to the characters and performances. show more

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