In CountryHD Closed Captioning
Mike Attie & Meghan O'Hara
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About the Movie
NOW IN THEATERS! To many of us, the idea of Civil War re-enactment is a familiar concept. But the men of Delta 2/5(R) recreate the battles of a far more charged conflict: The Vietnam War. For one weekend a year, the woods of Oregon transform as a mix of combat enthusiasts, Iraq veterans, and even a former South Vietnamese Army officer, revive — by choice — a war that a whole generation would much rather forget. Disquieting and provocative, In Country blurs fantasy with trauma, deftly tugging at the imposing question: what compels these men to don the vintage uniforms and meticulously bring this controversial war back to life?
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 10
- Fresh: 9
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 7.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The world of In Country may sound like a joke to outsiders, and may well be a misguided hobby for some of its subjects. But the film suggests we'd make a big mistake to write it all off as foolish fantasy.
Fresh: O'Hara and Attie never judge the players, letting their words and actions speak, though those actions are often intercut with footage from the real war.
Fresh: The movie earns its stripes only when Attie and O'Hara interview the weekend warriors and find their motivations to be more varied and legitimate than you might expect.
Fresh: This is military reenactment not as entertainment but as a strange form of catharsis.