Armadillo Reviews

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August 5, 2019
A searing and unforgettable portrait of a modern warfare, a clear eyed exploration of the motivations and the drive of the modern soldier.
October 25, 2011
One of the best war films in years.
August 13, 2011
July 3, 2011
Lets the soldiers tell their stories by the way they live day-to-day during their tour of duty.
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.
July 1, 2011
Beautifully (and scarily) filmed and deeply moving.
July 1, 2011
Armadillo shows us things we haven't seen before.
June 23, 2011
It's alluring to watch.
June 12, 2011
Aficionados of the first-person format will be salivating over the footage captured by Metz and his cinematographer Lars Skree.
June 6, 2011
Armadillo is a harsh, honest document about men at war - any war.
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.
May 24, 2011
A must-see for those not afraid of seeing and hearing a true statement of the horrors of war.
May 15, 2011
War doc sets itself apart with skilled storytelling
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 14, 2011
A mesmerizing, beautiful and terrifying documentary that can stand among the greatest war movies ever made.
April 14, 2011
You emerge shaken and bothered, which may sound like a reason not to see the movie. It is actually the opposite.
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