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The Veteran (2006)

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Title Card: In the 1950's, the United States began sending American men and women thousands of miles to fight in the Vietnam War. Almost 3 million Americans participated.
Title Card: 30 years later, 1,835 American Prisoners Of War still remain unaccounted for.
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A fascinating little film
17 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I have to say, I didn't expect much out of this, but I was pleasantly surprised. The story is really fascinating, and has some unexpected twists that make the characters a lot more complex than I expected. I didn't think Michael Ironside was overacting, so much as showing just how desperate, and lost he was. His performance made sense for the unhinged man he plays.

And, y'know, it's nice to know Ally Sheedy is still getting a paycheck, even if she isn't an 80's brat packer anymore.

Anyway...I'm not a huge war movie fan, but this one had a lot of interesting layers, and the contrast between the war scenes and the stifling hotel scenes worked really well.


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