Home of the Brave Synopsis
Upon returning from Iraq, four soldiers struggle to re-adjust to normal life.
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By Andrew O'Hehir
Home of the Brave isn't exactly a subtle or a delicate picture -- it's an old-fashioned Hollywood movie, at least in tone, that's being...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
While Mark Friedman's script is as unsubtle as Winkler's direction, their sincerity and the subject's sharp immediacy lend the film a...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Timeliness is all very well, but the significant subject matter cries out for a defter directorial touch and a deeper complexity in regard...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Starts with a bang and ends in a long, protracted whimper.
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Christian Science Monitor

By Peter Rainer
Home of the Brave is a milestone of sorts. But it's a formulaic, overacted piece of work that rarely delves deep.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Evenness of political keel, combined with a generic filmmaking style, is an artistic weapon way too puny for a successful assault on so...
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By James Berardinelli
Had Home of the Brave presented credible stories about believable characters, it might have been a powerful drama.
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By Ethan Alter
By straining to make a respectful war film for everyone, Winkler and Friedman have wound up with a toothless picture that won't satisfy...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The apolitical and well-meaning Home of the Brave is predictable and maudlin.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Starts well with the stirring spectacle of young men and women, members of a National Guard unit stationed south of Baghdad, struggling to...
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the army version of any situation always sucks

By SCmarine3531
they should have made a marine version it would have been alot better. the reality of the war scenes were not realistc and inacurate. this movie can go in the garbage just like the series "over...

Biased but very impressed

By DrVid
I worked on the movie, but was impressed with the down to earth sensitivity that Irwin used in selecting the subject and in his execution. Even the battle scenes were appropriate to this or any war...

Made for TV on the big screen.

By grossmaker
This movie lacks a script, a director that can handle a mediocre script, a budget that can hide a medocre script and direction, and the acting that is necessary to save said problems. Its not the...

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Rated R | For war violence and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Iraq war vets cope with big issues; not for kids.
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