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Fighting for Life Reviews

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
March 21, 2008
Fighting for Life puts courageous faces on men and women who might otherwise be anonymous statistics at a time when injured soldiers are rarely seen on TV.
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
March 19, 2008
Though in surer hands, the class's simulated mass-casualty situation, replete with ghoulish prosthetic wounds, might've been a masterpiece.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
March 18, 2008
will prove deeply moving to audience members of any political persuasion.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
March 13, 2008
Fighting for Life is essential viewing at a time when, five years on, the war's human cost is still too often mired in partisan rhetoric and administration spin.
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
March 7, 2008
Shot in battlefield hospitals in Iraq and rehab centers in the United States, Fighting for Life takes an unflinching look at the physical sacrifices of soldiers and marines.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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March 7, 2008
The result isn't pro-war, just pro cleaning up the mess, one amputee at a time.
| Original Score: 3/6
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 7, 2008
Since there's no through narrative, no characters being followed, it's TV newsmagazine material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 7, 2008
There is no question that [direcotr Terry] Sanders has discovered a worthy subject. He just hasn't found the right way to approach it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Anderson
Variety
March 6, 2008
Fighting for Life is briskly paced, and there's often a palpable, appropriate sense of disorientation parlayed through the roaming p.o.v.