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Body of War Reviews

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April 9, 2008
Drenched in emotion and suffused with good intentions, Body of War is impossible not to like, but difficult to admire.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 9, 2008
With all this fascinating real-life material to work with, it's frustrating that the directors choose to devote half of the movie to well-worn archival footage of members of congress debating the decision to invade Iraq in 2002.
April 9, 2008
Lazy, shallow and repetitive, Phil Donahue's Body of War is one of the most incompetent documentaries to emerge from the Iraq war.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
April 24, 2008
On the lower tier of the numerous docs about the war and the Middle East.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 17, 2008
Half an excellent and touching profile of a young veteran, but unfortunately, half a strident anti-war propaganda film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 21, 2008
Donahue and Spiro should've spent more time exploring the human moments and much less time browbeating us with stuff we already know.
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May 16, 2008
[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.'
July 18, 2008
"Body of War" is so simple-minded and ham-handed in its case against the war that it ends up diluting its own argument.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 15, 2008
The overreaching Spiro and Donahue are not content to persuade viewers; they insist on convincing us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2008
Whatever you think of the film, Body of War stirs up real admiration for its subject.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 16, 2008
It's an unusually intimate portrait.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 4, 2008
The lack of ego and relatively little self-pity [wheelchair-bound Tomas] Young has is astounding.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 4, 2008
Body of War doesn't bombard you with statistics or parade talking heads to beat the dead-horse argument that the invasion is a tragedy fueled by bullshit. Its pull is more human.
August 4, 2012
When is a startling and devastating war movie made in the past too long ago to shed light on the present? Well, apparently never, if we're talking permanent war characterizing the endless US invasions and occupations around the world.
June 8, 2008
Body of War is a powerful and effective documentary because it keeps its focus very tight and makes its story vivid in personal terms.
May 16, 2008
Body of War again demonstrates that we Americans still have some bitter truths to face.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 18, 2008
It's the soldier in Iraq who fights on in the face of public apathy at home. The hope in this vital film is that the voices of soldiers will be raised. They will fight on until their mission is accomplished and the Iraq war is history.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 3, 2008
A searing documentary that reveals the courageous antiwar heroism of a Iraq war veteran who is paralyzed from the waist down.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 3, 2008
Architecturally sound, emotionally ravaging.
April 11, 2008
Editor Bernadine Colish weaves together all that C-SPAN footage into a disturbing procedural indictment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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