20th Anniversary Edition
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An all-star cast in one of the most realistic, critically acclaimed and compelling war films ever made.
Vietnam, 1969. Hill 937. 10 days. 70% casualties. Those are the facts; this is the story.
The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that's all uphill...up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their country, their fellow soldiers, and their lives. War is hell, but this is worse.
And this powerful film tells it the way it was, the way it really was. It's a raw gritty and totally unrelenting dramatic depiction of one of the fiercest battles of America's bloodiest war. Dodge the gunfire. Get caught behind enemy lines. Go into battle beside the brave young men who fought and died. Feel their desperation and futility. This happened. Hamburger Hill is war at its worst, and men at their best.
Special Features on this 20th Anniversary Edition include audio commentary by cast members and writer/producer Jim Carabatsos, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.
Reviews Counted: 11
Fresh: This is a film about the futility of war expressed in the simplest terms.-, Film4, April 28, 2010
Fresh: Irvin, who shot a documentary in Vietnam in 1969, the year the action takes place, makes fine use of the Philippines locations and the verisimilitude supplied by the production team.-Variety Staff, Variety, March 26, 2009
Fresh: There are a couple of rocky moments, but the large cast of unknowns go through hell convincingly, and illustrate the randomness of mortality.-Derek Adams, Time Out, June 24, 2006
Fresh: A well-made Vietnam War film that narrows its attention to the men of a single platoon in a specific operation.-Vincent Canby, New York Times, May 20, 2003