America At A Crossroads: Operation Homecoming: Writing The Wartime Experience
America At A Crossroads: Operation Homecoming: Writing The Wartime Experience (2007)

A unique documentary about troops' experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan, based on writings by soldiers, Marines, and air men.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 9, 2007
DVD Release Date: May 15, 2007
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Operation Homecoming never quite captures anything so poignant or precise, rather falling into seemingly endless variations of 'war is hell.'

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AV Club

The cumulative effect of Operation Homecoming is to bring to light the soldiers' collective experiences and the enduring nightmares they suffer in our place.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Robbins war documentary is for the spectator to come to terms with what's occurring on the battle field and it gives a wonderful impartial view of the current war...

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

It provides an illuminating portrait of the mind-set of those men and women serving overseas.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

Operation Homecoming is a spinoff from an anthology of essays, e-mail messages, poems and letters from soldiers in Iraq.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The prose and poetry of the soldiers is striking in its power.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

The anthology format would fit better on TV, as would director Richard E. Robbins' unfortunate use of cheesy slo-mo re-enactments. When Robbins flickers through a series of photos of the fallen, the rapid cutting becomes absurd and dehumanizing.

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Ronnie Scheib

The sometimes uneven quality of the imagery serves to highlight the shattering honesty of these barings of the soul.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Unique and emotionally moving documentary.

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