Home of the Brave
Home of the Brave (2006)

As their tour of duty in Iraq draws to a close, four American soldiers learn that they are scheduled to embark on one final, fateful mission that will forever change their concept of war. Shortly after receiving the news that they will soon… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 15, 2006
DVD Release Date: October 23, 2007
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The ensemble cast works hard, but hammy direction and a script lacking in nuance ruins this movie's noble intentions.

John Anderson

Obvious, plodding, cloying and politically innocuous.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

This is a solid and timely piece of work from Hollywood veteran Irwin Winkler.

Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media

Iraq war vets cope with big issues; not for kids.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

I must say the best thing about the movie is that it's interested in the soldiers, not the self-serving popinjays who seem to think the war is a big fat career-enhancing photo opportunity. The people who got shot at deserve most of the attention.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

Home Of The Brave ultimately says ... what? War is tough. That's fair, and so is [director] Winkler's reluctance to engage the politics of this particular war and focus on the soldiers that fight it.

Cole Smithey

The war in Iraq gets a lathery soft soap treatment in producer-cum-director Irwin Winkler's distortion of emotions and realities associated with a group of returning soldiers.

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Stephen Garrett
Time Out

Earnest but lazy, fitfully laughable and insulting, Home of the Brave is cowardly work.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The intentions are good. The actors have been assembled with care, and the production is polished. But everything feels assembled, as if it were put together from blueprints.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...there's certainly no denying the effectiveness of one unintentionally hilarious moment in which Biel's spurned boyfriend exclaims, "I guess it only takes one hand to push people away!"

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Derek A
This is not a war movie... it's a movie about war. Home of the Brave has been the best movie to date on the psychological effects our soldiers endure when… More
Brian De Guelle
Good film.On the lines of the deer hunter but with the war focus on Iraq and with the dealing of today. Fine performance all round, Jessica Biel prove she more… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
Okay plain and simple, this movie is definitely similar to the film "Raising Flagg." Average, boring, random plot line, yet it contained some strong… More
Nani Vang
I didn't like the acting. It was kind of depressing, but, had some funny scenes, not sure if they were intended.
Bobby Hobbs
I thought this was a great movie. I dont know how people thought it was a flop - it shows a side of the war that many movies are afraid to tackle, the… More
Emile Tremblay
The first 45 minutes were pretty good, and Jesscica Biel's character was interesting. The rest was badly written. I still thought it was a LITTLE bit… More