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The Vietnam War: Miniseries (2017)



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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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 (41) | Top Critics (21)

No, the message of The Vietnam War, as it rolls though staggering violence, infuriating governmental deception, and heartbreaking revelation from the survivors, is that, in the fullness of time, division was an illusion. All the losses were ours.

January 5, 2018 | Full Review…
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

The final episodes, nine and 10, offered no respite as they trawled through the particulars of America's withdrawal, the downfall of Nixon, and the plight of the boat people.

December 27, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
Daily Telegraph (UK)

The Vietnam War is both the most powerful film Burns has produced, and the most despairing. There's no optimism here, no moments of lyricism.

December 27, 2017 | Full Review…

This one hits home, tunneling deep into history that doesn't feel so much like history as recent events.

December 27, 2017 | Full Review…
Cleveland Plain Dealer

An excellent 10-part documentary series about the Vietnam War.

December 26, 2017 | Full Review…
The Australian

Its scope is at once encyclopaedic, personal, macro and micro. It's exhaustive and a little exhausting.

December 11, 2017 | Full Review…
New Zealand Herald

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