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Armadillo Reviews

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October 25, 2011
One of the best war films in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
August 13, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
July 3, 2011
Lets the soldiers tell their stories by the way they live day-to-day during their tour of duty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
July 1, 2011
When the bombs go off and the bullets start flying, Metz and his cameraman provide a real-life vision of what a hurt locker is really all about.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
July 1, 2011
Beautifully (and scarily) filmed and deeply moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
July 1, 2011
Armadillo shows us things we haven't seen before.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
June 23, 2011
It's alluring to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Simon Foster
June 12, 2011
Aficionados of the first-person format will be salivating over the footage captured by Metz and his cinematographer Lars Skree.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
June 6, 2011
Armadillo is a harsh, honest document about men at war - any war.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
June 6, 2011
...a mostly new twist to consider the Allies who support the U.S. effort - if it is heartbreaking for American families to send their youth to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, imagine how it must feel for the Danes.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
May 24, 2011
A must-see for those not afraid of seeing and hearing a true statement of the horrors of war.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
May 15, 2011
War doc sets itself apart with skilled storytelling
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Shawn Levy
April 28, 2011
Metz captures and weaves together striking images with great craft. The actual hell of an actual war has never been so beautifully rendered.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
April 25, 2011
You may be sick of war films about Afghanistan by now, but Armadillo's boldly objective take on the situation shouldn't be missed.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
April 20, 2011
The film doesn't sit in judgment, but it does broaden our understanding of what's happening behind enemy lines - and behind the headlines.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Vadim Rizov
Boxoffice Magazine
April 19, 2011
Armadillo alternates between scenes of tedium on base and wildly dangerous raids, with the inadvertent effect that viewers get hungry for a little combat to alleviate the monotony.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 15, 2011
The movie's strength and audacity comes from the Danish soldiers, who confront civilians with wariness or bluntness, exalt in their victories and hesitantly exhibit fear in each others' company.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
April 14, 2011
A mesmerizing, beautiful and terrifying documentary that can stand among the greatest war movies ever made.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
April 14, 2011
You emerge shaken and bothered, which may sound like a reason not to see the movie. It is actually the opposite.
| Original Score: 4/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
April 14, 2011
Made with the visual polish and dramatic intensity of a fictional feature, Armadillo is a significant addition to the documentaries on the war on terror.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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