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Body of War (2008)

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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
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.'

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

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

Full Review… | May 15, 2008
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.

Full Review… | May 2, 2008
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.

Full Review… | April 25, 2008
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Body of War

Tomas Young, an Iraq War veteran paralyzed from a bullet to the spine..Tells the truths of life on medication and what its like to live in a wheelchair.. They talk about what sex is like for A Person With A Spinal Injery ..and all the things he has tryed just to have sex Again.. I cried when they had the chain of 2,000 Pics of fallen soldiers ... It is An Eye Opener thats for sure!!!

angel marth
angel marth

A compelling and very sad documentary about a young man who signed up for the was assuming that we were going to be fighting the people who attacked us on Sept. 11th but quickly found out we would be attacking a nation that had not harmed us. We should be ashamed...

Richard R.
Richard R.
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Very compelling; very raw. I'm not sure why the plut summary says it's an "incriminating portrait of Democratic politicians"---there are some big pussy Dems, to be sure, but as the film shows it was mostly Republicans that backed the war---but I really love Robert Byrd now! That shaky old man brought tears to my eyes with his passion. Must watch for anyone interested in why and how we were convinved we needed to invade Iraq---which technically should be every American.

Hannah Barnhardt
Hannah Barnhardt

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