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Occupation: Dreamland Reviews

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Time Out
November 17, 2011
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
August 16, 2007
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 3, 2006
The occupation may have settled into grim, bloody drudgery. But if we're going to learn anything about the place and our involvement there, films about it can't join suit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Houston Chronicle
October 15, 2005
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
October 15, 2005
It offers a look at the kind of Americans not often put on movie screens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
October 13, 2005
A compelling mosaic of voices, some discouraged, some enthusiastic, all aware that there's a job to be done and that they must do it to the best of their abilities.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Jessica Winter
L.A. Weekly
October 13, 2005
Without resorting to the steroid-pumped aggro flash of Gunner Palace, Occupation: Dreamland reinforces the impression that the American rodeo in Iraq was always a murderously pointless self-security op.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
September 30, 2005
I think Gunner Palace was in some sense a fairer film.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
September 30, 2005
A grunt's-eye view of the current conflict that needs to be seen, regardless of a viewer's political persuasion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
September 23, 2005
Occupation: Dreamland presents a compelling study of composure and decency in the midst of overwhelming pointlessness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
September 23, 2005
Straightforward and immensely powerful, the movie offers a blunt assessment of the war from soldiers currently fighting it, and their perspective is not pretty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 23, 2005
The film doesn't add much to what we know about the war.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Joshua Land
Village Voice
September 20, 2005
A fair-minded (but hardly apolitical) grunt's-eye view of the war in Iraq that trusts the audience to draw its own conclusions.
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Jay Weissberg
Variety
September 8, 2005
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.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
April 28, 2005
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.