F.T.A. (1972) - Rotten Tomatoes


F.T.A. (1972)




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In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland toured an anti-war comedy show across Southeast Asia. Despite being highly controversial, it was a huge success among stationed soldiers.

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Critic Reviews for F.T.A.

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While the cabaret performances are the documentary's draw, the movie comes most alive in the interspersed interviews with servicemen and women willing to speak their minds.

March 11, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

For all its agility and pressing close-ups, the film doesn't capture that spirit-or even adequately show the kind of experience that might have let it grow.

May 9, 2005 | Full Review…

F.T.A. is most powerful when it pulls out to look at the empire the United States has carved out in the Pacific Rim.

September 9, 2021 | Full Review…

The film presents a bold, lively, and growing anti-war movement from within the military itself that is decidedly working class.

July 6, 2021 | Full Review…

FTA premiered the same week as Fonda's Hanoi stunt, was quickly yanked from theaters, and went undistributed since. That might have saved Fonda's career, which otherwise would have been overwhelmed by this film's undeniable hatefulness.

June 2, 2021 | Full Review…

I cannot recommend this film enough, for its historic and entertainment value. And to see a controversial work that our government tried to destroy.

May 26, 2021 | Rating: A | Full Review…

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