Where Soldiers Come From (2011)



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Enticed by a $20,000 signing bonus and the college tuition support, best friends Dominic and Cole join the National Guard after graduating from their rural high school. After persuading several of their friends to join them, the young men are sent to Afghanistan, where they spend their days sweeping for roadside bombs. By the time their deployment ends, they are no longer the carefree group of friends they were before enlisting; repeated bombs blowing up around their convoys have led to the new … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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Box Office: $38.2k
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Critic Reviews for Where Soldiers Come From

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (9)

Director Heather Courtney's emotional and engrossing portrait of America's bravest.

Full Review… | November 10, 2011
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

A work that's less urgent and involving than its intense subject matter might have dictated.

Full Review… | October 7, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Courtney avoids all political posturing here, something rare in modern war documentaries. These are the guys, American kids. This is the war, it's awful. And this is what happens. In your own backyard.

Full Review… | September 30, 2011
Detroit News
Top Critic

The documentary sometimes feels like the work of a filmmaker who began with a preconceived story and wasn't quite sure what to do with the one she actually got.

Full Review… | September 15, 2011
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

In its compassionate, modest gaze, the real cost of distant political decisions is softly illuminated, as well as the shame of a country with little to offer its less fortunate young people than a ticket to a battlefield.

Full Review… | September 9, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

To see these children of waitresses, salon workers and fathers on disability burdened because they stepped up is humanizing and heartbreaking.

Full Review… | September 9, 2011
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Where Soldiers Come From


Heather Courtney has the best of intentions, but her bias is unabashedly evident.

Randy Tippy

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