Brothers in Arms (2003)

Brothers in Arms



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In 1969, during the Vietnam War, Senator John Kerry was one of a handful of soldiers assigned to a "Swift boat," a small reconnaissance vessel that patrolled the rivers in search of North Vietnamese camps hidden in the thick jungles along the banks. Like most of the Swift boat crews, Kerry's company came under attack several times during its hitch in Vietnam, and the horrors of combat and the emotional weight of the war's legacy proved to be a great obstacle to overcome for these soldiers. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary
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On DVD: Sep 7, 2004


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Critic Reviews for Brothers in Arms

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (11)

Basically a longer, less slick version of the official Kerry profile unveiled at the Democratic National Convention.

Full Review… | May 5, 2015
New York Post
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Filmed before the Swift boat veterans brouhaha, Paul Alexander's partisan documentary is effective filmmaking.

Full Review… | May 5, 2015
New York Times
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Alexander, a political writer and radio host, gets riveting, emotional confessionals from the veterans.

Full Review… | May 5, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle
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A respectfully modest effort that allows Kerry and his Swift boat comrades to tell their stories in their own voices.

Full Review… | May 5, 2015
Top Critic

As for the candidate, like Tony Wilson in 24 Hour Party People, he's wisely content to remain a supporting character in his own life story.

Full Review… | May 5, 2015
Village Voice
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Will this film do Kerry any good, or the Swifties any harm? My bet is: Not a bit, one way or the other.

Full Review… | May 5, 2015
Washington Post
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