The Green Berets
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The Green Berets is an exciting war film that was lambasted by critics who at the time of its release opposed the war in Vietnam. Wayne's role is similar to his part in The Longest Day (1963), but it was evident to the worldwide public that the same bravado that flew well in World War II crash-landed in 1968 in the wake of a very different war and political time. Wayne plays the hard-nosed rough-and-ready Colonel Mike Kirby who heads a courageous bunch of tough-as-nails Green Berets determined to capture an important enemy general. They are accompanied by a skeptical reporter who soon… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"John Wayne fans - particularly the fans of his war films - will like this movie for the chance to see him mix it up with heavy artillery."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"If you liked this film, you're probably also thrilled with W's Iraqi war."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"One of the first movies about Vietnam is also one of the weakest and most preposterous right-wing agit-prop"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Despised by liberals in its day, The Green Berets isn't nearly as bad as its reputation."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"...politics aside, the film is simply overlong and boring, which are among the greatest sins any movie can commit."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"When I first saw this at an NCO club during the Vietnam War, Army vets laughed and catcalled throughout the film because of the preposterous dialogue and action sequences."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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