gets better with each viewing
The first time I saw Uncommon Valor, I thought it was okay. At times
the film seemed mawkish and hard to take. Sailor would get on my nerves
and the French black marketeer was pure caricature (although he piqued
my curiosity). I did not watch it again for several years. Since
returning from the Gulf in '04, this film has really grown on me. Not
because of the story (you had to be around in the early 'Eighties to
appreciate the patriotic fervour permeating the times)..., but the
characters are what do it for me. And it is not the soldiers I served
with in Operation Iraqi Freedom, but the guys with whom I served in the
82nd Airborne in the mid-80's. Those are the ones I connect with most
(I served in the military on three separate hitches over a twenty-six
year period), and those are the fellows I recall (with great clarity)
while watching this film. I always watch UV alone and late at night. I
am not given to reunions (never been to my class reunions - went to the
wife's - will not go again). My unit from the Gulf tour made plans for
getting together and I told them not to look for me. No acrimony - that
is just the way it is....But if the field artillery unit from Fort
Bragg ever holds one I will be there without a doubt./// Tex Cobb's
character has grown on me and the Frenchman has turned into one of my
favourite screen characters. I always found Wilkes' wife to be
delicious. And like the rest of you (trolls excepted - if you do not
care for the film, get the hell out of here), I, too, get a little
misty-eyed at the end. I will watch this (again) tomorrow night with a
Schlitz (the local Farm Fresh started selling them again; these have
the old Sixties recipe). Tonight I will be attending my daughters' PTA.
Along with their mother, they are wonderful./// Pardon the fragmented
sentences, but that is what this films does for me. I will not give it
a rating because I do not think it is a good film, but like my fellows
in the old 82nd, it has become very special to me. I think you know
what I mean.
thanks for listening, JKHolman.
jeru watch Our Man Flint movie
interesting war movie.
brendaj60 watch Critters 3 movie
I love the movie uncommon valor. Saving private Ryran was superb.
cincolani watch For The Birds movie
Mal puedo opinar si aun no la vi.
scp watch The Longest Yard movie
One of the oldies and also one of the good movies I've seen..
Wolfpack0016 watch Buzz Lightyear Of Star Command: The Adventure Begins movie
So far the site is good.
I hate the war..
Gene Hackman, He is very cool..
Uncommon Valor is a excellent movie. One to have in your collection. .
good movie except he getting to old for army movies there a age limit he past it.
It's really worth a watch. Really.
This is probably one of the best movies I have watched. Period. I'm not
gonna dwell into the plot (a bunch of other guys here already did). So
I will say is that it is indeed as realistic - in terms of the actors who
played the veterans called upon to settle some "unfinished business", the
fears that viet vets harbor even after all these years, and the realistic
nature of the POWs (who I must say performed really well, one not being
to speak English, another can't leave the garden he is forced to tend to).
Even to the point of the senator not wanting to see "that old MIA colonel
again." From what I have read on the issue over the last 20 years, the
(to me at least) hits it "right on the nail." And who can forget French
restaurant owner with his parrot. The directors made it look to seem that
has been around since the French were in Vietnam, and who managed to crave
little business for himself, gun dealing. And the introduction! Awesome!
Awesome! (Marines under fire dashing across the field being pursued by NVA
as choppers hover overhead; all in slow motion with haunting music). It's
None of that nonsense like what was featured in Missing in Action and
II; now those are bad comedies. They are just an example of a good story
that's mishandled to turn into complete garbage.
My thanks to all who were involved in the research and making of the film.
You've done a great job, Ted, Gene, Reb, and all you others..