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2014 3.0/5 IMDb 6.4/10 (2.0k) NR SuperHD 109 minutes

After a tour of duty in Afghanistan, a U.S. Army medic and single mother returns home to discover her bond with her 5-year-old son has been broken.

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Michelle Monaghan, Ron Livingston, Manolo Cardona, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Pablo Schreiber, Dash Mihok, Michael Sirow, Oakes Fegley, Freddy Rodríguez, John Savage Directed by Claudia Myers

Dramas, Independent Dramas, Military Dramas, Independent Movies

Language: English

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Rotten Tomatoes® Scores
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Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®
 

Fort Bliss is a small film, but it addresses big issues, in ways that are never simplistic or dogmatic.

Review, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2014-10-17

 

"Fort Bliss" joins "Coming Home" and "The Best Years of Our Lives" as a movie deeply in sync, not just with the military characters it depicts, but also with the civilian world that awaits them with such confoundingly mixed messages.

Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 2014-09-25

 

[A] well-observed and endearing account of one woman grappling with allegiances to her fellow soldiers and her estranged 5-year-old son.

Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter, 2014-09-22

 

Maggie's agonizing zero-sum struggle to balance a life of military service and a steady relationship with her son feels fresh, raw, and real.

Dana Stevens, Slate, 2014-09-22

 

[Myers] is good at capturing the revealing, offhand moments in this story, but Maggie's conflicts about motherhood and the military needed a greater psychological scope than this film provides.

Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor, 2014-09-19

 

Even when the plotting feels strained or inauthentic, the Asche & Spencer score a mite too insistent, Monaghan's performance rings true.

Justin Chang, Variety, 2014-09-19

 

An unflinching and complex character study of an imperfect woman juggling motherhood and her determination to succeed among men.

Martin Tsai, Los Angeles Times, 2014-09-18

 

A returning-soldier drama that answers the annoyingly ubiquitous "Can women have it all?" question with an exasperated "no."

Michael Nordine, Village Voice, 2014-09-16

 

Ms. Myers too often tells rather than shows, and she doesn't have the cinematic skill set to transform her idea into a fully satisfying movie, especially at this low-budget level.

Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 2014-09-18

 

The non-Monaghan parts of Fort Bliss tend to go watery.

Jesse Hassenger, AV Club, 2014-09-18