Excerpt: Home of the Brave is an excellent movie. PQ is good, AQ is excellent. Story of a new war, with same old problem as past wars. This is a very entertaining movie that gives some insight in to what many veterans have to deal with upon their return to civilian life.
Excerpt: If the whole movie was as good as the first 10-15 minutes, this would've been an awesome flick. I think the problem was that they tried too hard to cram in 4 stories of people that never fully developed and some of the acting and dialog was subpar. The movie would've been much more effective if they just followed Jessica Biel and Sam Jackson's character more. If you can pick it up for under $10, its worth a watch.
Summary: Being a military dependent for most my life I was interested in seeing what take this film would go in when it comes to the war in Iraq-both on whether it would take a stand and what would come out of the mouths of soldiers regarding the war. The stand it took was fine, although the medical surgeon's son being against the war on principal AND simply because his father was involved seemed all wrong.
Summary: The War Inside, November 6, 2007 By Grady Harp (Los Angeles, CA United States) - See all my reviews (TOP 10 REVIEWER) (REAL NAME) HOME OF THE BRAVE is one of those films that is difficult to critique: the message of how war permanently alters the minds and bodies of soldiers and their families is a meaningful one and one about which we need to be reminded.
Summary: If you are an OIF VET, you must see this movie. If you have never been in combat, you may want to skip it. I watched this with my significant other and it was the best 2 hours of our life. I am very proud of my service and those I served with. The movie is incredibly accurate and was worth the wait. If you're expecting a shoot 'em up film, skip it and consider enlisting in the military.
Summary: In fact I expected to see another patriotic movie about "the heroic, liberating" battles of the American army in Iraq, but I was surprised. I think the movie is extraordinary because of the aspect in which the war is revealed. Not about the victory or lose of battle on the field but losing the battle with yourself with your fears and traumas you cannot overcome for life.
Summary: This film is about how soldiers who served in Iraq face life back in their hometown. The striking thing is that this film focuses on the emotional impact on the returning soldiers, and the people around them. The dialogs are raw, truthful and at times politically provocative. The portrayal of post traumatic stress disorder is subtle but palpable, and Jessica Biel's performance of a tough woman to hide her pains of losing her hand is astonishingly well acted.