Gunner Palace Reviews

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March 13, 2018
Gunner Palace isn't a particularly violent movie...but every moment is fraught with the potential for violence.
February 18, 2012
August 7, 2008
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.
July 13, 2005
A rambling war documentary without a political agenda about U.S. soldiers of the 2/3 Field Artillery stationed in Iraq.
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.
July 8, 2005
A commendably apolitical visit to the soldiers in Iraq
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.
July 5, 2005
Gunner Palace is not a great film, but it is a contentious one.
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.
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.
April 19, 2005
The filmmakers have created a thought-provoking documentary that is at times disturbing, uncomfortable, brutal, profane and amusing.
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.
April 15, 2005
A brief peek into a chaotic world but devoid of the context needed to appreciate these soldiers' sacrifice.
April 8, 2005
Gunner Palace is important because of its unique depiction of military service.
April 8, 2005
You get a glimpse of what a tour of duty in Baghdad is really like.
April 6, 2005
The filmmakers strove to shock a society addicted to "reality" TV by forging through and actually showing them something actually real.
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.
April 2, 2005
... in post-Saddam Baghdad much depends on the snap decisions of 19-year-old Americans.
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.
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