Everett Collection
Jeff Labrecque
May 16, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Hamburger Hill (20th Anniversary Edition)

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
110 minutes
performer
Michael Boatman, Dylan McDermott, Courtney B. Vance
director
John Irvin

We gave it a C

Kudos to Vietnam vet Jim Carabatsos for writing Hamburger Hill, the only ’80s Nam film that truly showcases American heroism, but this dramatization of the charge up hellish Hill 937 lacks context and bitterly scapegoats peace activists and the media. EXTRAS In his commentary with three supporting actors, Carabatsos laments the Platoons of the era where ”all veterans were drug addicts and engaged in fratricide.” Don Cheadle, who played a minor private, is promoted to headliner for this release, but he’s MIA from an otherwise well-attended making-of. C

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