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The Green Berets
6.6 out of 10

The Green Berets

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Overall 8

" A refreshing Change!"

unreasonableboy, IMDb
30 January 2007
  • Summary: When I first saw the Green Berets back in the late 1970's early 80's it was widely criticized by contemporary film buffs as being jingoistic and 'gun ho'. Obviously, with John Wayne being the leading role, it only served to reinforce this view.
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Overall 1

Garbage - and my right to say so

jw52, IMDb
2 November 2006
  • Summary: I was in 'Nam. When this came out, I tried to pick up my theater seat and throw it at the screen - I liked John Wayne - but then he went ahead and trashed everything I and my brothers went through - I am sick of the stinking young pups who recite lies they hear from draft-dodgers like Limbaugh and...
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Overall 9

The Green Berets = Classic Action, no more, no less

giconceptsjw, IMDb
3 April 2006
  • Summary: The liberal reviewers of "The Green Berets" need to free their minds from all of their 40 year-old irrational hate. "The Green Berets" is a motion picture film, nothing more. Anyone who sees it has the right to exercise their opinion and they are entitled to like or dislike this or any other film.
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About as viable as most Vietnam war movies

ubercommando, IMDb
16 January 2006
  • Summary: No, seriously. "The Green Berets" is about as viable and creditable as "The Boys in Company C" or "Casualties of War". It's hard to find a Vietnam war movie that DOESN'T come full of distortions based on the film makers political agendas; it's just this time "The Green Berets" comes from the...
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Overall 10

Reminds Me of Wayne's Other Movie - They Were Expendable

electrictroy, IMDb
30 May 2005
  • Summary: Although "They Were Expendable" is a better film overall, "Green Berets" is also quite good, and both movies have a lot in common. - They show the enemy as the enemy - vicious killers. - And they show Americans as being flawed, but good & brave. - They were both made *during* the war.
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Pine trees in Viet Nam

jodyh54uk, IMDb
1 November 2004
  • Summary: For the person who comments on there not being any pine trees in Viet Nam. (as shown in the'Green Berets') Have you ever been to Viet Nam? Sorry to inform you, but there ARE pine trees in Viet Nam. Try visiting Lam Dong Province and I am sure you will realize your comments are wrong.
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Overall 10

Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

Doc23, IMDb
29 June 2000
  • Summary: This was a good movie regardless of the problems of special effects or location. I have always liked John Wayne and his bigger than life characters and this was no exception. It was suppose to be entertainment and it was then and still is now.
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Overall 8

Pro-Vietnam War

hughbra (hmbtmynx@aol.com), IMDb
15 February 2000
  • Summary: Probably the only major motion picture to actively support the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam conflict, John Wayne leads an elite team of Green Berets on a search-and-destroy mission to capture a leading NVA general.
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Hugely Misunderstood Film

Bruce L. Jones (bjones@accex.net), IMDb
2 May 1999
  • Summary: It is probably impossible to assess the content of this film in other than the context in which it was developed and presented. My own first viewing was in 1968 a matter of mere weeks before having to report for duty in the US Armed Forces.
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Overall 7

A movie that's better than the movie critics say

jhawk-2, IMDb
5 February 1999
  • Summary: Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide gave this movie a rating of BOMB.That is just so ridiculous. Clearly, too many movie reviewers let their anti-Vietnam war politics color their review of this movie.
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