The War at Home
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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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