The War at Home
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Jeremy Collier (Emilio Estevez) is the army veteran who returns home after his harrowing experiences in battle. His father Bob (Martin Sheen) is the emotionally detached parent who insists Jeremy put his unpleasant memories behind him and get on with his life. His mother (Kathy Bates) is the unusually cheerful woman who pretends nothing is wrong. The troubled Jeremy finds almost as much fighting at home as he did in the military in this powerful drama of a young veteran's adjustment to civilian life. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's never anything more than middlebrow, obvious and quite laboured -- and, for good and ill, very earnest."
‑ , Time Out
"Full of little acting moments that feel like ACK-ting moments."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Excellent performances from the Sheen clan"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"The film is so beautifully acted that you barely notice the staginess of some of the speeches."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Bates is excellent, and Sheen's performance marks a high point in the actor's wayward career."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Shows the explosions generated by the Vietnam War after soldiers left the battlefields."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A confident, straight-ahead no-nonsense movie that delivers its message relentlessly with maximum impact."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"In one dramatic moment, an upset Bates yells at and slaps Estevez, and suddenly Sheen brings up the subject of stolen peanut brittle."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"It's undoubtedly one of the most riveting portrayals of Vietnam's impact on the American family since Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
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