Opening

70% The Equalizer Sep 26
70% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
84% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

Top Box Office

63% The Maze Runner $32.5M
65% A Walk Among the Tombstones $13.1M
43% This Is Where I Leave You $11.9M
11% No Good Deed $10.2M
71% Dolphin Tale 2 $9.0M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $5.2M
20% Let's Be Cops $2.7M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $2.6M
88% The Drop $2.0M
37% If I Stay $1.8M

Coming Soon

56% Men, Women & Children Oct 01
90% Gone Girl Oct 03
—— Annabelle Oct 03
67% The Good Lie Oct 03
—— 7500 Oct 03

Premieres Tonight

—— The Big Bang Theory: Season 8
—— The Blacklist: Season 2
50% Forever: Season 1
88% Gotham: Season 1
26% Scorpion: Season 1
—— Sleepy Hollow: Season 2

New Episodes Tonight

71% Dallas: Season 3
62% Under the Dome: Season 2

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— American Dad!: Season 11
87% Boardwalk Empire: Season 5
53% The Lottery: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
80% Ray Donovan: Season 2
87% The Strain: Season 1
—— Witches of East End: Season 2

Occupation: Dreamland Reviews


Time Out
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November 17, 2011
Dave Calhoun
Time Out New York
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August 16, 2007

Time Out
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February 9, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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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 Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

February 3, 2006

Houston Chronicle
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October 15, 2005
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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It offers a look at the kind of Americans not often put on movie screens.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 15, 2005
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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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 Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

October 13, 2005
Jessica Winter
L.A. Weekly
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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.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

October 13, 2005
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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I think Gunner Palace was in some sense a fairer film.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

September 30, 2005
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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A grunt's-eye view of the current conflict that needs to be seen, regardless of a viewer's political persuasion.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

September 30, 2005

AV Club
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September 26, 2005
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Occupation: Dreamland presents a compelling study of composure and decency in the midst of overwhelming pointlessness.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

September 23, 2005
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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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 Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 23, 2005
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
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
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