Hearts and Minds
Hearts and Minds (2004)

The title of this documentary was inspired by the mantra recited by those in charge of the Vietnam War: "In order to win the war, we must win the hearts and minds of the people." The failure to achieve this, coupled with the… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: June 25, 2002
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

A cry of despair made by a person whose viewpoint hadn't yet been soundly vindicated.

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Provocative Vietnam War docu with violence, racial slurs.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

has not lost its power to provoke and challenge our conventional understanding of patriotism and the necessity of war

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Emanuel Levy

Peter Davis' Oscar-winning feature is a must-see documentary about Vietnam.

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Scott Tobias
The Dissolve

It's a cinematic essay of constant movement and provocation, a record of one man finding his way through the fog of war.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... the first film to confront exactly what the United States did in Vietnam in the name of fighting communism and winning the "hearts and minds" of the Vietnamese people.

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Stella Dallas
one of the most powerful documentaries i've ever seen. it's admittedly biased and no surprise it was a big influence on michael moore. still… More
Christopher Mercer
It's the sign of a truly great documentary when it can be powerful, moving, startling, and even eye opening almost 40 years after the fact, when all the… More
Daniel Hetteix
What more is there to say about a documentary such as this? It is truly required viewing to anyone who wants to comprehend the complexities of war. I've… More