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The Vietnam War: Miniseries (2017)

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Critic Consensus: The Vietnam War revisits a dark chapter in American history with patience, grace, and a refreshing -- and sobering -- perspective informed by those who fought.

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Air date: Sep 17, 2017
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A history of the Vietnam War that features insights from U.S. soldiers, Americans who opposed the war, Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both sides of the conflict.

Genre: Documentary
Network: PBS
Premiere Date: Sep 17, 2017
Producers: , , , , ,

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All Critics (35) | Top Critics (21)

The Vietnam War offers a lesson on how the folly of human nature, miscommunication, missed opportunities, and fear can make and prolong war; but it doesn't leave it at that, the documentary is an opportunity to heal.

October 6, 2017 | Full Review…
Anchorage Press

The philosopher Arthur C. Danto, a World War II veteran, once wrote of the experience of visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, "Be prepared to weep." Those words also apply to the experience of watching these 18 hours.

October 4, 2017 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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[The Vietnam war] is a major achievement.

October 3, 2017 | Full Review…
Irish Independent

The American public will be better informed if The Vietnam War is shown in its schools. We have a profoundly short collective memory, and the film is a gripping summary of a futile conflict.

October 2, 2017 | Full Review…
The Ringer

Is it ungrateful to want this staggering achievement in documentary storytelling to add up to more?

September 29, 2017 | Full Review…
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Above all, the Burns brand carries with it a sense of trustworthiness; of a project undertaken with humility, but without an agenda beyond the truth.

September 26, 2017 | Full Review…
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