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Brothers at War Reviews

November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 15, 2009
Rademacher's vigorous commitment to making the documentary, as well as to his large, close-knit family, deserves respect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 8, 2009
Brothers at War would be interesting enough if it merely observed soldiers in their element as they chill behind friendly lines, but this documentary, which begins at a low key, gradually becomes intense and psychologically complicated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 8, 2009
Insights shared by those left behind sharpen the focus on the sacrifices made by those who go off to war -- a message that might have been clearer were the film not so self-serving.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 5, 2009
Just because Rademacher believes his film to be "non-partisan" does not make it so.
March 27, 2009
The epitome of an embedded war report.
March 23, 2009
Provides some interesting perspectives but also veers dangerously close to vanity project.
March 16, 2009
There were a couple more [moments] that I thought were revealing enough and I loved the intent.
March 16, 2009
I still think it's worth renting because the film does a good job of taking audiences deeper than the media or newscasters on TV ever could, personalizing and humanizing war and its impact on the American family.
March 13, 2009
A drama about sibling rivalry and reconciliation that just happens to be filmed under extremely dangerous circumstances.
Top Critic
March 12, 2009
Rademacher comes up with compellingly unfamiliar documentary footage. ... Firefights caught unvarnished and in the moment are harrowing because the cameraman himself is, well, harrowed.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
March 12, 2009
Rademacher's strange vanity project ends up saying a lot more about his family issues and need to be seen as a swaggering badass than it does about the day-to-day life of soldiers in Iraq.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 12, 2009
"Brothers at War" is designed (and limited) as a corrective to what its maker sees as the anti-war harangues preceding it. Director and Decatur, Ill., native Jake Rademacher has a strong personal story to relay. You wish the film, executive-produced by Ga
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 12, 2009
Brothers at War is an honest, on-the-ground documentary about the lives of Americans fighting there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4