The War at Home (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

The War at Home (1996)



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Jeremy Collier (Emilio Estevez) is the army veteran who returns home after his harrowing experiences in battle. His father Bob (Martin Sheen) is the emotionally detached parent who insists Jeremy put his unpleasant memories behind him and get on with his life. His mother (Kathy Bates) is the unusually cheerful woman who pretends nothing is wrong. The troubled Jeremy finds almost as much fighting at home as he did in the military in this powerful drama of a young veteran's adjustment to civilian life.


Kathy Bates
as Maureen Collier
Martin Sheen
as Bob Collier
Emilio Estevez
as Jeremy Collier
Carla Gugino
as Melissa
Ann Hearn
as Prof. Tracey
Marcus H. Nelson
as Private Poe
Michael Wiseman
as Lieutenant
Jena Kraus
as Coffee House Singer
Chad Morgan
as Bus Station Clerk
Tuan Tran
as Viet Cong
Paloma Estevez
as Little Girl
Effrain Briones Jr.
as Jeremy's Squad Member
Tyler Shea Cone
as Jeremy's Squad Member
Harvey L. Cyphers
as Jeremy's Squad Member
Christopher Dahlberg
as Jeremy's Squad Member
Chris Drewy
as Jeremy's Squad Member
Reed Frerichs
as Jeremy's Squad Member
Anthony D-Wayne Kitchen
as Jeremy's Squad Member
Enoch Lawrence
as Jeremy's Squad Member
Joe Lowry
as Jeremy's Squad Member
Le'roy Nellis Jr.
as Jeremy's Squad Member
Lee Andrew Pachicano
as Jeremy's Squad Member
Jeff D. Richey
as Jeremy's Squad Member
Yogi Rise
as Jeremy's Squad Member
Octavio O. Sanchez
as Jeremy's Squad Member
Derrick Sanders
as Jeremy's Squad Member
William Carvell Townsel
as Jeremy's Squad Member
Paul A. Watkins
as Jeremy's Squad Member
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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (7)

It's never anything more than middlebrow, obvious and quite laboured -- and, for good and ill, very earnest.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The film is so beautifully acted that you barely notice the staginess of some of the speeches.

August 30, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

A confident, straight-ahead no-nonsense movie that delivers its message relentlessly with maximum impact.

February 14, 2001 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Full of little acting moments that feel like ACK-ting moments.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It's undoubtedly one of the most riveting portrayals of Vietnam's impact on the American family since Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Bates is excellent, and Sheen's performance marks a high point in the actor's wayward career.

February 4, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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