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We Were Soldiers

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We Were Soldiers: © 2002 Paramount Pictures

We Were Soldiers

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
Wide Release Date:
03/01/02
performer:
Mel Gibson, Sam Elliott, Greg Kinnear, Chris Klein, Barry Pepper, Keri Russell, Madeleine Stowe
director:
Randall Wallace
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
Randall Wallace
genre:
War, Drama

We gave it a B

War is hell on songwriters. Its drama demands their best. Given that the pieces on the We Were Soldiers soundtrack were written quickly after the participants viewed the film, it’s impressive that the heartfelt songs outnumber the indifferent ones. Johnny Cash and Train offer individual perspectives, while Jars of Clay and Steven Curtis Chapman lapse into sentimentality. Luckily, the poignant moments make this the most convincingly somber soundtrack since ”Dead Man Walking.”

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