Synopsis: After a near escape from a violent encounter during the Iraq war, a group of eight soldiers return home to find themselves glorified as heroes on television. Their disenchantment grows as they are paraded before citizens who have seen nothing of war. Adapted from the satirical novel of the same name. Ang Lee Directs.
“a highly original, heartfelt, and engrossing story.”~Variety
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3 stars (Good Enough) If the women get short-shrift and the drama's on-the-nose at times - surprising from Ang Lee - this still resonates with an earnest, poignant compassion, and a welcome sideways look at the USA's compulsive hero-worship. Flawed but worthwhile.~fairbrother