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.
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.
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.
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".
(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.
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.