We Were Soldiers A rousing and true story of soldiers bonding in the midst of one of the most savage battles of the Vietnam War. Mel Gibson is… We Were Soldiers A rousing and true story of soldiers bonding in the midst of one of the most savage battles of the Vietnam War. Mel Gibson is… 2002-03-01 R Drama War Mel Gibson Sam Elliott Greg Kinnear Chris Klein Barry Pepper Keri Russell Madeleine Stowe Paramount Pictures
Movie Review

WE WERE SOLDIERS (2002)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Mar 01, 2002; Rated: R; Genres: Drama, War; With: Mel Gibson; Distributor: Paramount Pictures; More

A rousing and true story of soldiers bonding in the midst of one of the most savage battles of the Vietnam War. Mel Gibson is tough and true as Lieut. Col. Hal Moore, who loves his family, prays to God, and sticks with his troops; Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott, and Barry Pepper are among the men in the field. Randall Wallace writes with a weakness for hoary proclamations (''I'm glad I could die for my country''), but he directs with a feel for old-fashioned storytelling.

Originally posted Mar 15, 2002 Published in issue #644 Mar 15, 2002 Order article reprints