The War at Home
The War at Home (1996)

Jeremy Collier (Emilio Estevez) is the army veteran who returns home after his harrowing experiences in battle. His father Bob (Martin Sheen) is the emotionally detached parent who insists Jeremy put his unpleasant memories behind him and… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 22, 1996
DVD Release Date: September 3, 2002
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Time Out

It's never anything more than middlebrow, obvious and quite laboured -- and, for good and ill, very earnest.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Full of little acting moments that feel like ACK-ting moments.

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Clint Morris

Excellent performances from the Sheen clan

Stephen Holden
New York Times

The film is so beautifully acted that you barely notice the staginess of some of the speeches.

TV Guide

Bates is excellent, and Sheen's performance marks a high point in the actor's wayward career.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Shows the explosions generated by the Vietnam War after soldiers left the battlefields.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A confident, straight-ahead no-nonsense movie that delivers its message relentlessly with maximum impact.

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Michael Dequina

In one dramatic moment, an upset Bates yells at and slaps Estevez, and suddenly Sheen brings up the subject of stolen peanut brittle.

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

It's undoubtedly one of the most riveting portrayals of Vietnam's impact on the American family since Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter.

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