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  • Format: Widescreen, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Inception
  • Release Date: April 10 2012
  • ASIN: B006XF2X5Q

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The Veteran

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
It's OK. (Warning - Spoiler Included!) May 9 2012
By J3 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Other reviewers pointed out that it is gritty, the character development is good, the acting mediocre, the action realistic, etc. All true. The plot twists are, admittedly, clever. And those are the reasons that I gave it three stars.
Now the downside.
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BTW - if you do want to see a movie along a similar theme, done perfectly and professionally, with the same film-noire atmosphere, the same grey skied semi-nihilistic English settings, see the extremely good Harry Brown, starring the spectacular and subtle Michael Cain.

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OK - bottom line here. Throughout this movie we are introduced to a number of characters. We develop , if you will, a 'relationship' with them as we are expected to do with most movies. But here is the breakdown.
There are two people in the movie whom we really like. the female lead, a frightened yet brave heroine working as a double agent.
And the hero / antihero who wants to do the right thing, and who develops deeper feelings for the female. There is also a young black man who wants only to keep his young charge from getting deeply involved with the gang / drug world in their town.
Every one of the nice people gets killed. Hero gets butllet in chest in final scenes, gasps out last breath while young teenage punk who murders him, sneers.
There are any number of scumbags in the movie , but the two who stand out are a drug / gang boss, and a young punk who just wants to kill someone. They both live and carry on in the drug trade. So - if you don't mind investing your time and emotional energies in people who are all going to be killed, while the killers go their merry way, then go for it. But for me, it just left a bad taste in my mouth.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
better than expected July 16 2013
By DNB_Seattle - Published on Amazon.com
I had never heard of this movie or the actors or anybody else associated with it, but I was pleasantly surprised. I thought the production quality was as high, the acting was great, and the plot was intriguing. The ending was not what I would have preferred, but I always appreciate when movie makers go against the grain when it comes to a typical ending. It is a bold move. Overall I am glad I watched it.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Bleak and gritty anti-hero film finally releases in U.S. April 4 2012
By Jim Clark - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
By Jim Clark, publisher Lee County Courier, Tupelo, MS

The Veteran tells the story of Robert Miller (Toby Kebbell) an Afghanistan soldier returning home to South London. He finds a rundown neighborhood taken over by gun-toting gangs. Robert can't find work but his skills don't go unnoticed. Jones (Ashley Thomas) a local drug lord offers him a job as part-body guard, part enforcer. Our proud veteran turns him down.
He eventually finds work through an ex-army mate (Tom Brooke) doing undercover surveillance for a couple of questionable government operatives (Tony Curran and Brian Cox).
Robert is supposedly keeping tabs on suspected terrorist cells. He learns, however, he's caught up in a conspiracy where the good guys and the bad guys blur. In order to survive he has to shift back into his role as a soldier but this time the battlefield is at home.
Robert becomes a reluctant anti-hero. The director of The Veteran had two characters in mind when developing the story - Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver) and William Munny (The Unforgiven).
One of the underlying stories within The Veteran is a hopeless love story between Robert and Alanya, who is in deep cover, within the conspiracy. He wants to save her from hurt because he's seen innocent women die in Afghanistan who he couldn't protect.
The Veteran is bleak, gritty and a rather hopeless tale, but it's still worth a watch.
The ending reminded me of Gran Torino.
11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Started Well But... Sept. 14 2012
By ironman96 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
This movie had a lot of promise and started well. The main character was well done and believable. The plot was thrilling and smart--not the typical Hollywood car-chase, shoot-em-up adrenaline rush. Having said all that, they ruined everything good about this movie with an unbelievable 9/11 conspiracy theory twist near the end. Not only is the plot twist stupid, it's been done over and over again--the US government and the CIA are behind everything wrong in the world, blah, blah, blah. In this movie, the government conspires to prop up drug dealing and terrorism--wow, that's brilliant. I've got news for you, drug dealing and terrorism are thriving on their own without government help. Most of all I'm just angry at another potentially good movie wasted with a staggeringly foolish storyline. Skip it and save your time.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It was eh. Jan. 9 2014
By Tran - Published on Amazon.com
As cool as the main character was with the fighting and shooting scenes, the movie felt like it was confused. Reading the description you have this idea about a British soldier returning from Afghanistan and having to deal with the civilian life, but then he ends up working for some covert anti-terrorist hunting team and then this and evil people here and there and throw in another shooting scene at the end and that's pretty much it. The story line was mediocre with the usual "CIA is pure evil and is funding Al Qaeda" and it really didn't go into him having to deal with coming back from Afghanistan. It showed his apartment in the beginning and him banging his wall a few times with some radio chatter in the background as he went into a PTSD moment, but then it turns into a confused shooter movie. I really liked it in the beginning, but as it went on it just got really silly.

The ending was rather disappointing, too.

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