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Body of War (2008)



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

October 18, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4
Chicago Tribune
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[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…
Chicago Reader
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Body of War again demonstrates that we Americans still have some bitter truths to face.

May 16, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
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The overreaching Spiro and Donahue are not content to persuade viewers; they insist on convincing us.

May 15, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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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…
Philadelphia Inquirer
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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.

April 25, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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