Armadillo Reviews

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.
June 23, 2011
It's alluring to watch.
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 15, 2011
There's little new in "Armadillo."
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.
April 14, 2011
What's interesting about Armadillo's subjects is how differently they and their American counterparts perceive the war...
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.
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.
April 10, 2011
It took great courage for Janus Metz and Lars Skree to make Armadillo - first to shoot it under such conditions and then to present the material in this non-judgmental manner.
April 8, 2011
Could be the most honest film about military combat ever made. And one of the best, too, focusing as it does on the effects of battle on front-line soldiers in a futile war.
April 7, 2011
The film-makers evidently risked their lives alongside these soldiers, and it's a further mark of their courage that they retained their detachment.
April 7, 2011
Whether or not these elements can be taken together in good taste is for the viewer to decide, but the experience of watching Armadillo is a gut-wrenching and memorable one.
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.
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.