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Armadillo Reviews

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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.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
June 23, 2011
It's alluring to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
April 15, 2011
There's little new in "Armadillo."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
April 14, 2011
What's interesting about Armadillo's subjects is how differently they and their American counterparts perceive the war...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
April 13, 2011
It's a sickening but stunning portrait of combat that looks past notions of bravery or brutality, guilt or innocence, to bear witness to a thoroughly besieged humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
April 12, 2011
While much of Armadillo echoes last year's Restrepo, the unprecedented access of director Janus Metz and cameraman Lars Skree reveals the alternating waves of frontline tedium and terror with fresh immediacy.
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
April 6, 2011
What Metz gives us is an unusually intimate portrait of the cycle of arrival, survival and departure experienced by soldiers on a six-month tour of duty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Guy Dixon
Globe and Mail
September 17, 2010
This is filmmaking of great skill, in documenting what soldiers themselves say are conditions that no one on the outside can really understand.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4