A Winner...It Caught Me By Surprise
This movie is not the "true Vietnam" experience. For that, see only 2
films: Apocalypse Now and Hamburger Hill. All the rest are baloney, or
worse. (OK, it's now 2008 and I'm editing this to include We Were
Soldiers as another great Vietnam movie. It captivated me utterly and
took me back, as did Apocalypse Now. When it was over I was unable to
move from my seat until after the cleaning crew had finished.)
Uncommon Valor, however, is still a great Vietnam movie for all to see.
It's uneven as hell, so you have to be flexible. I suggest you have fun
with the goofball stuff, appreciate the combat bonding stuff, gloss
over the obligatory linkage stuff. Watch closely as each Vietnam
veteran is recruited and introduced, and learn. Then enjoy what you
will of the characters and the actors who bring them to life. (I mostly
I was an Infantryman in Vietnam. This movie is the only Vietnam movie,
the only one, that ever brought tears to my eyes. I was amazed at the
power of its ending. It was overwhelming to me.
When it comes right down to it, take this movie seriously..
jeru watch Training Day movie
interesting war movie.
brendaj60 watch Letters From A Killer movie
I love the movie uncommon valor. Saving private Ryran was superb.
cincolani watch Candyman: Day Of The Dead movie
Mal puedo opinar si aun no la vi.
scp watch Dark Rising movie
One of the oldies and also one of the good movies I've seen..
Wolfpack0016 watch Telstar 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.
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.