They are fighting for their country, their fellow soldiers and their lives. Hamburger Hill's god is resolutely in the details, and it in these details that most of the film's best moments lie. Hamburger Hill tells it the way it was, the way it really was. War is hell, but this is worse. The climax, in particular, does not feel suitably impacting compared to the violence that preceded it, and the film simply slows down to an end without any significant flourish. There's none of the involved psychological exploration of a single character like Apocalypse Now, none of Full Metal Jacket's black humour and archly artificial dialogue and none of Platoon's symbolic drama. Synopsis A brutal and realistic war film focuses on the lives of a squad of 14 U.
Adam Frantz , Don James Pvt. Except, of course, the whole Col. Unfortunately, the director's fulfilment of his own artistic manifesto comes at the sacrifice of audience satisfaction: Hamburger Hill is ultimately too realistic to reach the pinnacle of artistic accomplishment. Army soldiers of B Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infanty Regiment, 101st Airborne Division during the brutal 10 day May 11-20, 1969 battle for Hill 937 in the A Shau Valley of Vietnam as they try again and again to take the fortified hill held by the North Vietnamese, and the faults and casualties they take every time in. Action Drama War The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that's all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Army senior officer ever went off the deep end like that.
Michael Duffy , Tim Quill Pvt. Terry Eden , Kieu Chinh Mama San War at its worst. Hamburger Hill tells it the way it was, the way it really was. Irvin spends plenty of time letting us be introduced to the characters, their quirks, their cliques and their internal feuds before letting them see meaningful combat. They are fighting for their country, their fellow soldiers and their lives. Hamburger Hill's utilitarian design may prevent it from really being a cinematic classic, but the only chief complaint is that it is dramatically unsatisfying on occasions.
Irvin's message is that whatever your stance on the conflict, the men there deserve respect, particularly because almost none of them are there to consciously represent any moral or political position. Dennis Worcester , Courtney B. But most of all it depicts the incredible, to me mystical, bravery which drives any man into terrible battle in any war, on any side. The combat sequences are never short of either excitement, pathos or intensity. Hamburger Hill - war at its worst, men at their best.
Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. It's a raw, gritty and totally unrelenting dramatic depiction of one of the fiercest battles of America's bloodiest war. Hamburger Hill is probably the most realistic Vietnam film yet made, and the wealth of details give a sense that this film is the closest we've seen to actually being a soldier in Vietnam. As the film progresses, so does their relationship to each other and to the war they're fighting. It's a raw, gritty and totally unrelenting dramatic depiction of one of the fiercest battles of America's bloodiest war.
A brutal and realistic war film focuses on the lives of a squad of 14 U. Joe Beletsky , Tommy Swerdlow Pvt. In truth, Hamburger Hill deserves to stand apart from Platoon as having its own approach and method. Hamburger Hill - war at its worst, men at their best. The little scenes, lines and moments have the air of true anecdotes: often brief, insignificant moments in the larger picture yet they stick in the mind and add up to create a collage of impression. In following Platoon's realistic approach as opposed to the stylised, more artistic nature of these earlier films, as well as Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket another film Hamburger Hill was forced to compete with , John Irvin's film was seen as an inferior copy and is not remembered alongside these aforementioned films as a definitive Vietnam War film.
The most important and impacting moments are always those of the actual conflict: from the headless corpse to the half-filled canteen to the agonising friendly fire scene. Kurtz - private army - assassination theme, which was out of the book about war in South Africa. Hamburger Hill outstrips any other Vietnam War film in its pursuit of realism, going beyond Stone's fictionalised characters with their spiritual and ideological battles. As for Apocalypse Now, it gets it right in a very different way. And best of all, it is free to try Original Music Composer : Philip Glass, Screenplay : James Carabatsos, Editor : Peter Tanner, Director of Photography : Peter MacDonald, Director : John Irvin, Producer : James Carabatsos, Producer : Marcia Nasatir, Executive Producer : Jerry Offsay, Casting : Mary Colquhoun Sure, now you can view movie involving fully length and have the url to this movie Hamburger Hill in best quality. It made a great hook for this movie, but no U.
. Take it scene by scene. Elliott 'Mac' McDaniel , Steven Weber Sfc. Everything in that movie actually happened in Vietnam, crazy as each scene may be to one who wasn't there. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. This film gets it right.
Abraham 'Doc' Johnson , Michael A. Hamburger Hill is primarily a combat picture, concerned with the ugly vicissitudes of the battlefield and its impact on the people involved, and Irvin captures both the drama and the horror of combat effectively. Hamburger Hill 1987 Hamburger Hill : A brutal and realistic war film focuses on the lives of a squad of 14 U. Washburn , Michael Dolan Murphy , Dylan McDermott Sgt. Off the battlefield, the film doesn't have the philosophical meditation that gives Apocalypse Now its enduring resonance, but it is not completely without things to say. War is hell, but this is worse. Elliot 'Mac' McDaniel , Harry O'Reilly Pvt.
This, ultimately, is a product of its realism: the battle of Hamburger Hill did not have satisfying dramatic structure because it was a real event and Irvin deliberately maintains this reality right to the very end, an admirable gesture. I was an infantryman in the field in Vietnam. There are only 2 Vietnam movies that are even close to real - this one and Apocalypse Now, and they are both as close as a movie can get. Martin Bienstock , Tegan West Lt. This movie is an unpretentious marvel.