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The Good Soldier Reviews

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
May 9, 2010
Soldiers tell us the cost of killing
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cynthia Fuchs
November 19, 2009
The familiar format helps to underscore what's extraordinary about these stories, the fear and indignity felt by the soldiers.
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
November 17, 2009
The humane portrayals make it worthwhile, if unspectacular, viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 57/100
Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine
November 16, 2009
Their wars differ but their tales are eerily identical. Their material is arresting, with troves of detailed memories pouring out for the first time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
November 13, 2009
Has important things to say. Sadly, it does so in an unexciting manner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
November 13, 2009
A film whose benign-sounding title and Veterans Day release give a false impression of what it actually is: an attack on the military, drenched in blood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
November 12, 2009
A provocative, vital, honest and profoundly moving documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.25/10
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Ronnie Scheib
November 12, 2009
Avoids preaching to the choir, though perhaps only the choir will attend.
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Nicolas Rapold
Time Out
November 11, 2009
An explicitly antiwar conclusion unwisely makes the grim focus feel like a bias, but the power of the interviews makes one wish for more stories, not fewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
Sly Fox
November 10, 2009
Co-directors Lexy Levell and Michael Uys deserve a 21-gun salute for fashioning a sobering antidote to all that patriotic claptrap about serving God, country and apple pie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
November 10, 2009
Potent and wisely straightforward.
Louis Proyect
November 10, 2009
Deeply affecting antiwar documentary arriving just at the right moment with Obama planning to send 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan and just after the senseless massacre at Fort Hood.
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
November 8, 2009
Unlike, for example, Errol Morris's recent works, it doesn't bother to buttress the eye-opening firsthand accounts with a coherent historical argument.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jennifer Merin
November 5, 2009
This profoundly provocative film has the potential to change society's attitude towards and acceptance of war. It is extremely important that it be seen as widely as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Harvey S. Karten
October 29, 2009
A well-intentioned but uninvolving anti-war documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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