One of the best war films in years.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Lets the soldiers tell their stories by the way they live day-to-day during their tour of duty.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
When the bombs go off and the bullets start flying, Metz and his cameraman provide a real-life vision of what a hurt locker is really all about.
Beautifully (and scarily) filmed and deeply moving.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Armadillo shows us things we haven't seen before.
| Original Score: 4/5
It's alluring to watch.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Aficionados of the first-person format will be salivating over the footage captured by Metz and his cinematographer Lars Skree.
Armadillo is a harsh, honest document about men at war - any war.
| Original Score: B+
...a mostly new twist to consider the Allies who support the U.S. effort - if it is heartbreaking for American families to send their youth to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, imagine how it must feel for the Danes.
A must-see for those not afraid of seeing and hearing a true statement of the horrors of war.
| Original Score: 9/10
War doc sets itself apart with skilled storytelling
Metz captures and weaves together striking images with great craft. The actual hell of an actual war has never been so beautifully rendered.
| Original Score: A-
You may be sick of war films about Afghanistan by now, but Armadillo's boldly objective take on the situation shouldn't be missed.
| Original Score: 8.5/10
The film doesn't sit in judgment, but it does broaden our understanding of what's happening behind enemy lines - and behind the headlines.
Armadillo alternates between scenes of tedium on base and wildly dangerous raids, with the inadvertent effect that viewers get hungry for a little combat to alleviate the monotony.
| Original Score: 3/5
The movie's strength and audacity comes from the Danish soldiers, who confront civilians with wariness or bluntness, exalt in their victories and hesitantly exhibit fear in each others' company.
There's little new in "Armadillo."
| Original Score: 2/4
A mesmerizing, beautiful and terrifying documentary that can stand among the greatest war movies ever made.
You emerge shaken and bothered, which may sound like a reason not to see the movie. It is actually the opposite.
Made with the visual polish and dramatic intensity of a fictional feature, Armadillo is a significant addition to the documentaries on the war on terror.