The War
The War (1994)

Jon Avnet's The War is set in the rural south and brimming with lessons on social consciousness, much like his previous effort, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991). During the summer of 1970 in backwoods Mississippi, Stephen Simmons (Kevin… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 4, 1994
DVD Release Date: April 13, 1999
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Ansen
Newsweek

It's impossible to tell whom this movie was made for. Even William Bennett would have trouble staying awake.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality & Practice

Presents the efforts of a father to teach his children the ideals he believes give life meaning and purpose.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This is one of those films so overwrought and overwritten that a perfectly good human story gets swamped in Statements About the Human Condition.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Pretentious drivel

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
Was is it worth fighting for?
Todd Smith
One of the best movies I have ever seen! Everyone should see this movie.
Cassie Hill
A movie that is warm, touching, and funny at the same time. Another great Kevin Costner film. :)
Leo L
A favorite. Great!
Tim Salmons
This was great movie.
Haley Anderson
Wood is amazing!