Hearts and Minds (re-release)

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6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
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  1. RitB
    Dec 28, 2006
    1
    This film is as much a documentary as is Mel Brooks' movie: History of the World Part 1. I'm a Vietnam vet and thought the war was a mistake when I was there, and still feel that way. I thought I might learn something by seeing this movie but all I learned was how NOT to make a documentary film. This was so biased and so slanted in an effort to make it's 'war is This film is as much a documentary as is Mel Brooks' movie: History of the World Part 1. I'm a Vietnam vet and thought the war was a mistake when I was there, and still feel that way. I thought I might learn something by seeing this movie but all I learned was how NOT to make a documentary film. This was so biased and so slanted in an effort to make it's 'war is bad' message, that it borders on the absurd and it insults the viewer's intelligence. The critics who praise this movie have the IQ of tree bark. Expand
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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Don Druker
    90
    A masterful documentary, one of the most unsettling discussions of Vietnam and its aftermath ever to appear in any medium.
  2. 75
    The problem is that the film is at such pains to make its points that it doesn't trust us to find our own connections.
  3. 50
    Hearts and Minds, which gives no clue that atrocities were committed by the other side, and which allows Davis to cut from a rampaging football game, back home, to the Tet offensive, will be a lesson to anybody who thinks that Michael Moore invented the notion of documentary as blunderbuss.