Hamburger Hill
Hamburger Hill (1987)

Though the anti-war sentiments of Hamburger Hill come through loud and clear, the film is squarely on the side of those courageous, much-maligned Americans who fought and died in Vietnam. Based on a true incident, the story takes place in… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 28, 1987
DVD Release Date: February 15, 2000
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Variety Staff

Irvin, who shot a documentary in Vietnam in 1969, the year the action takes place, makes fine use of the Philippines locations and the verisimilitude supplied by the production team.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

No matter what you think of the script, it's impossible to dismiss what's up on the screen.

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Emanuel Levy

The most remarkable traits of this realistically detailed chronicle of a crucial, bloody Vietnam War combat is that it steers clear of Stallone's right-wing machismo in Rambo and of Oliver Stone's metaphorical meanings (good versus evil) in Platoon.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

There are a couple of rocky moments, but the large cast of unknowns go through hell convincingly, and illustrate the randomness of mortality.

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This is a film about the futility of war expressed in the simplest terms.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Serves as a grim reminder of what it was like for young men to live and die in the war in Vietnam.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

A well-made Vietnam War film that narrows its attention to the men of a single platoon in a specific operation.

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TV Guide

Although it was underrated at the time of its release, time will eventually reveal that Hamburger Hill is one of the best and most realistic films made about the Vietnam War.

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Brian Mckay

cliched but entertaining Vietnam war drama/action.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Engaging War film set during the Vietnam War, Hamburger Hill chronicles the battle of the same name, and it's a film that I view almost as a forgotten… More
Daniel Perry
"It don't mean nothin'" is the characters' refrain in this film, and the main characteristic that makes this film worth watching. An… More
Melvin White
Vietnam has been done a lot better than this. Tha acting and writing for this movie was horrible and made for some pretty lousy characters. Platoon, Apocalypse… More
xGary Xx
Hamburger Hill is the story of a group of soldiers ordered to take a "strategically important hill" in Vietnam. Overshadowed by its contemporaries… More
Curtis Lilly
So awful. Goes on the list of bad war movies along with thin red line and tears of the sun. It tried so hard to have a moving message that I couldn't stand… More
Chris Weber
Underrated and realistic film about one of the bloodiest and most gruesome battles to take place during the Vietnam. Save for appearances by Dylan McDermott and… More