Body of War

2008

Body of War

Critics Consensus

Unapologetically political, this intimate and heart wrenching profile of an Iraq veteran may be rough around the edges but takes a potent stance with determination and compassion.

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Follows one wounded soldier's attempt to readjust to life in the United States as a handicapped veteran, while painting an incriminating portrait of Democratic politicians and the war in Iraq.

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All Critics (41) | Top Critics (18) | Fresh (33) | Rotten (8)

  • Whatever you think of the film, Body of War stirs up real admiration for its subject.

    Oct 18, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • [Tomas Young] deserves better treatment from the government than he's gotten as a returning veteran, and a better movie than this simpleminded indictment of every senator who voted 'yea.'

    May 16, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Body of War again demonstrates that we Americans still have some bitter truths to face.

    May 16, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • It is not merely an antiwar document, but a complex profile in courage of a paraplegic and patriot.

    May 2, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Body of War makes no bones about its activism. Then again, like the others, it's the willingness to contextualize events and apply reason to them that makes it and others so valuable.

    Apr 25, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Body of War is neither the most cinematic nor the most elegantly crafted of recent Iraq war documentaries, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the most deeply affecting.

    Apr 24, 2008 | Full Review…

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