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  1. Ghostman's rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    One of the great American documentaries and a scathing indictment against the American imperialist oppression against the Vietnamese people. What happen in that war was nothing but a genocide of a people, the slaughter of millions who were battling the foreign occupation of their land. One of the best and most important films of the 1970s.

  2. James Mackin's rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    Incredibly brutal, and at times, DARKLY comic. But I understand if someone were to watch this and not laugh. War is no laughing matter.

  3. Marius Schanke's rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    A great and in-depth post of view on the Vietnam war and the time period. A very critical standpoint on the politics and the lack of moral obligation surrounding the invasion, the actions and the position of the American military in the region. A great meditation on conflict and the ramifications it has on both sides of the war, haunting and exhilarating at the same time, putting it in a great historical perspective.

  4. Ayinde Anderson's rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    Heartbreaking depiction of the war from a more objective point of view. Really makes you despise the US Government even more.

  5. Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    It ain't "objective"? Three cheers for that.

  6. Zac Weber's rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    One of the finest political documentaries ever created. To chalk the film up as propaganda is to be complicit in one's own ignorance. Peter Davis was a brave man to make this in 1974.

  7. Trevor Tillman's rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    Heartbreaking from beginning to end. A series of portraits of those who had their idealism exploited and their lives torn apart, only to come out of it completely broken. The juxtaposition of the U.S. general talking about "Oriental values" with the grieving Vietnamese family was particularly powerful, and infuriating.

  8. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    ★★★★ agoninzing hearts, agoninzing minds.

  9. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    Una versión cruda sobre los rezagos de la Guerra de Vietnam. Lo mejor: los testimonios de una serie de ex combatientes que inician su parlamente con una especie de oda al sadismo y alabanza a la política de su país natal, pero que finalizan con una dura crítica hacia sí mismos. Hay una necesidad de representar el desencanto de una sociedad "mutilada".

  10. dschank's rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    (rewatch) still the gold standard for the sharp opinion-piece that makes substantial room for the opposite argument. michael moore claims this inspired him to make films, but he has something to learn from its disdain for cheap shots. there's an interview toward the end with two grieving parents who remain steadfast in their support for nixon. davis plays it straight, and their sincerity deepens the sense of tragedy.

  11. dinoage's rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    Many liberal pundits are drawing distinctions between the early 70s and the 20-teens in America. Two unpopular wars- one that was lied about, and one that has been resolved- that will only be continued due to American Empiralism without giving a damn about the consequences to human life. As an American, it makes me sad to find America keep making the same mistakes. Again.

  12. Konrad Szlendak's rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    A M A Z I N G piece! One of the last big shots of BBS Productions, which was worth a lot for Bert Schneider. Compelling so much emotions and insight that they almost become palpable. A must-see!

  13. Manjeet S. Gill's rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    Amazingly put together, almost defining what it meant to be an american. Thought the cuts to college football were especially powerful.

  14. gaffordKINO's rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    Cutting back and forth between US military officials and Vietnam civilians during the Vietnam war, Hearts and Minds paints of a picture of the separation between those on the sidelines of war and those directly affected by its horrors.

  15. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    A story of manipulations. And nobody, or no country, had the courage to take the responsibility of all these deaths and destroyed lives. Just a sum of diminished responsibilities. Shame.

  16. Christofer Pierson's rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    Paraphrasing Ellsberg: It's a tribute to the American people that five presidents felt they had to lie to promote the war in Vietnam. Not sch a tribute that the lies went down so easily.

  17. Kyle Lewis's rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    insightful and provocative. The most important Vietnam doc I have seen.

  18. flobota's rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    fascinating how history repeats. a lot of parallels to afghanistan.

  19. L.A.™'s rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed." ~Dwight D. Eisenhower~

  20. devinjoness's rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    The irony of those cuts. Brilliant. Horrifying

  21. Gregory's rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    One of the best documentaries I've ever seen.

  22. Vincente Oristivar's rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    Imperialistic dogs .. nobody does terrorism as good as america .. they really know how to kill kids n women .. funny old world ...

  23. LiG's rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    Way ahead of it's time. Before Errol Morris, Michael Moore, and Nick Bloomfield ever picked up the camera Peter Davis -like Alain Resnais before him- set the benchmark for documentary film making.

  24. arlin's rating of the film Hearts and Minds

    so powerful and moving, you'll want to watch it again and again but feel uncomfortable about wanting to every time.