Brothers at War (2009)
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Critic Reviews for Brothers at War
Rademacher's vigorous commitment to making the documentary, as well as to his large, close-knit family, deserves respect.
Brothers at War would be interesting enough if it merely observed soldiers in their element as they chill behind friendly lines, but this documentary, which begins at a low key, gradually becomes intense and psychologically complicated.
Insights shared by those left behind sharpen the focus on the sacrifices made by those who go off to war -- a message that might have been clearer were the film not so self-serving.
Just because Rademacher believes his film to be "non-partisan" does not make it so.
Audience Reviews for Brothers at War
An honest documentary about the lives of American soldiers in Iraq, initially conceived by the filmmaker as a way to portray the routine and experiences of his two brothers serving there but then growing into something quite revealing about the relationship between them.
this was great for a army film but it did have Marines also. love the real action it showed. got to see more of whats really going on. i hope there are more to come
This film is everything that 'The Hurt Locker' wishes it could be, but can't. THIS is the face of war, the ups, the downs, the quick...and the dead. There's no false bravado in 'Brothers At War', but there's much bravery, and courage surrounds you like the very air we breathe. I have such great respect for CPT Rademacher and SGT Rademacher, and their brother, Hollywood ;)
Thank you, guys. I appreciate what you're doing, and why you're doing it. But, I'm biased - The 525th is my old unit.
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