Army of One (2005)




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On the heels of the 9/11 attacks, three young Americans', Thaddeus Ressler, Nelson Reyes and Sara Miller, journeys through basic training are followed as their dreams of valor and heroism clash with the stark realities of military life.
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Army of One

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

Anyone thinking of enlisting in the Army might want to take a look at Army of One, a compelling documentary by Canadian Sarah Goodman.

January 27, 2005
New York Post
Top Critic

Sarah Goodman's first feature-length documentary, Army of One, puts a bitterly ironic spin on the Army's best-known recruiting slogan, 'Be all that you can be.'

Full Review… | January 27, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

If you can handle the truth, Sarah Goodman's entropic doc is as exquisite a basic training in banal U.S. Army culture as you're likely to find.

Full Review… | January 26, 2005
Village Voice
Top Critic

Goodman squanders frequent opportunities to tap into the feelings of soldiers as their nation goes into a war that will prove disastrous.

Full Review… | June 30, 2004
Toronto Star
Top Critic

It's testimony to this Army's raw power that one is left wanting more.

Full Review… | January 27, 2005
Georgia Straight

Contains truly eye-opening moments.

Full Review… | January 27, 2005
Christian Science Monitor

Audience Reviews for Army of One

An intriguing if not particularly surprising documentary on the road to deployment following 9/11.

John Ballantine
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