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Gunner Palace Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
A powerful film, going beyond the casualty statistics and minute-long news clips to provide a sense of what it must be like for the guys and girls over there.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 13, 2005
A rambling war documentary without a political agenda about U.S. soldiers of the 2/3 Field Artillery stationed in Iraq.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
July 12, 2005
Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein know that now is the time to make sure people know what the Iraqi War looks like and hopefully they will.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
July 8, 2005
A commendably apolitical visit to the soldiers in Iraq
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
July 6, 2005
As unalloyed a look at who our people are in the Iraqi theatre of war and how they're conducting themselves as anything recorded.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Bill Gibron
DVDTalk.com
July 5, 2005
Gunner Palace is not a great film, but it is a contentious one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
July 1, 2005
Avoids political views and is instead a tribute to the John and Jane Smiths of the American military risking their lives for an ideal rather than a clear goal.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 25, 2005
If you have friends or relatives who are serving in Iraq and you want to know what they are up to, this is the film for you.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
April 19, 2005
The filmmakers have created a thought-provoking documentary that is at times disturbing, uncomfortable, brutal, profane and amusing.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 15, 2005
Tucker takes it all in without taking a stand, though his sympathies -- expressed through voiceover narration -- clearly lie with the men and women in the field.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
April 15, 2005
A brief peek into a chaotic world but devoid of the context needed to appreciate these soldiers' sacrifice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 8, 2005
Gunner Palace is important because of its unique depiction of military service.
| Original Score: 3/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
April 8, 2005
You get a glimpse of what a tour of duty in Baghdad is really like.
| Original Score: B
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 6, 2005
The filmmakers strove to shock a society addicted to "reality" TV by forging through and actually showing them something actually real.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
April 6, 2005
Frank and fascinating, "Gunner Palace" brings the Iraqi War home, putting the dangerous and boring lives of U.S. soldiers into equally provocative perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 2, 2005
... in post-Saddam Baghdad much depends on the snap decisions of 19-year-old Americans.
| Original Score: B+
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
April 1, 2005
It's a fascinating, sometimes furious, sometimes funny film about the soldiers in one unit in Baghdad, videotaped from a fly-on-the-wall perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
March 31, 2005
Impressive and intimate look at the realilty of the aftermath of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Full Review
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