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Army of One

Army of One (2005)

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After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States Army experienced a spike in their enlistment figures, as many people joined the military to serve their country in a time of need. Just what they found in the Army is the focus of Army of One, a documentary by filmmaker Sarah Goodman which follows the very different paths of three new recruits. Sara Miller was a college graduate with a degree in dance who had moved to New York City to find a career; disillusioned and looking

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Anyone thinking of enlisting in the Army might want to take a look at Army of One, a compelling documentary by Canadian Sarah Goodman.

January 27, 2005 | Comment (1)
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Sarah Goodman's first feature-length documentary, Army of One, puts a bitterly ironic spin on the Army's best-known recruiting slogan, 'Be all that you can be.'

January 27, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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If you can handle the truth, Sarah Goodman's entropic doc is as exquisite a basic training in banal U.S. Army culture as you're likely to find.

January 26, 2005 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Goodman squanders frequent opportunities to tap into the feelings of soldiers as their nation goes into a war that will prove disastrous.

June 30, 2004 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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Contains truly eye-opening moments.

January 27, 2005 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
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Should become required viewing for all troubled youth, their uncertain parents, the military establishment and their detractors or supporters.

July 28, 2004 Full Review Source: JWR

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An intriguing if not particularly surprising documentary on the road to deployment following 9/11.
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