HOME OF THE BRAVE (Theatrical Release USA 2006)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

Home of the Brave—average movie—did not succeed because the audience cannot feel what the soldiers went through partly because the visual of a war-torn and not well soldier is not coupled with emotional feel so that you can relate to their situation. Despite the large presence of Samuel Jackson, it is not just enough to pull the movie into that higher connection. The story needs to be told, but is not told well enough.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Soldiers come home from Iraq and try to re-adjust to a normal life.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Irwin Winkler for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Boaz Davidson, Michael P. Flannigan, Danny Dimbort, Michael P. Flannigan, Trevor Short, and John Thompson for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Will Marsh (Samuel L. Jackson), Vanessa Price (Jessica Biel), Tommy Yates (Brian Presley), Jamal Aiken (50 Cent), Sarah Schivino (Christina Ricci), Jordan Owens (Chad Michael Murray), Penelope Marsh (Victoria Rowell), Cary (Jeffrey Nordling), Hank Yates (Vyto Ruginis), Billy Marsh (Sam Jones III), Ray (James MacDonald), V.A. Hospital Doctor (Sandra Nelson), Private Shar (Jack Serino), Spc. Pendilla (Brendan Wayne), and Amad Kamal (Mohamed Zinathlah).

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. The movie needs heart to help its audience connect to its characters. Try Saving Private Ryan or Black Hawk Down for better everything.

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