The Green Berets
The Green Berets (1968)

The Green Berets is an exciting war film that was lambasted by critics who at the time of its release opposed the war in Vietnam. Wayne's role is similar to his part in The Longest Day (1963), but it was evident to the worldwide public… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: June 19, 1968
DVD Release Date: October 30, 1997
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

"The Green Berets" simply will not do as a film about the war in Vietnam. It is offensive not only to those who oppose American policy but even to those who support it.

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Emanuel Levy

One of the first movies about Vietnam is also one of the weakest and most preposterous right-wing agit-prop

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

Despised by liberals in its day, The Green Berets isn't nearly as bad as its reputation.

Renata Adler
New York Times

Simplicities of the right, simplicities of the left, but this one is beyond the possible. It is vile and insane. On top of that, it is dull.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...politics aside, the film is simply overlong and boring, which are among the greatest sins any movie can commit.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

When I first saw this at an NCO club during the Vietnam War, Army vets laughed and catcalled throughout the film because of the preposterous dialogue and action sequences.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

John Wayne fans - particularly the fans of his war films - will like this movie for the chance to see him mix it up with heavy artillery.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

If you liked this film, you're probably also thrilled with W's Iraqi war.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
Exciting and enjoyable action with the heroes of soldiers of Special Forces that John Wayne stars and co-directed this red-white-and-blue depiction of… More
Chris Browning
Don't get me wrong, I'm a sucker for John Wayne but this is probably one of his worst films and one that is purely a propaganda piece for the Vietnam… More
Randy Tippy
I'm a huge John Wayne fan but this (IMO) is his worst film. This one plays like a government produced propaganda piece.
Chad Roesti
There is such a thing as due process. Out here, due process is a bullet.
xGary Xx
Apparently, the average age of soldiers fighting in Vietnam was not 19, it was more like 48 (apart from the indigenous cannon fodder of course), and Vietnam is… More