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Occupation: Dreamland Reviews

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Kyle Smith
New York Post
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The film doesn't add much to what we know about the war.

| Original Score: 2/4

September 23, 2005
Joshua Land
Village Voice
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A fair-minded (but hardly apolitical) grunt's-eye view of the war in Iraq that trusts the audience to draw its own conclusions.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 20, 2005
Jay Weissberg
Variety
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More than a simple record of a couple of embedded helmers in Iraq, Occupation: Dreamland gives voice to usually tightlipped GIs in and around the volatile city of Fallujah.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 8, 2005
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The portrait that emerges is of proud and articulate recruits who are also young, often undereducated and usually underemployed.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 8, 2005
Stina Chyn
Film Threat

A reminder that our soldiers are people not unlike yourself. You can think what you want to about the war, but you have to respect that they put their lives on the line.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

July 5, 2005
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Filmmakers Garrett Scott and Ian Olds spent many weeks with their subjects. As a result, soldiers opened up more for their cameras about reasons for enlisting and concerns about the job they were sent to do.

April 28, 2005
Merle Bertrand
Film Threat

Succeeds in putting human faces on both the soldiers that we read about so clinically in our papers, as well as, to a lesser extent, the Iraqis who, not surprisingly, come across as both victims and aggressors.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 23, 2005
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Gunner Palace is getting all the press -- while Occupation: Dreamland is easily just as good. If not better.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

April 11, 2005

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 6, 2005

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005
Dave White
Movies.com

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: A

September 16, 2005

Time Out
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out New York
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Stuart Klawans
The Nation
November 11, 2006

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Houston Chronicle
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October 15, 2005

AV Club
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September 26, 2005
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