Men Go To Battle Reviews

August 25, 2016
As with other mumblecore projects, the plot is secondary to mood, naturalism, and the relationship between the two protagonists, but in this historical context that approach is more of a frustration than a virtue.
July 14, 2016
"Men Go to Battle" isn't always effective, in that way DIY filmmaking sometimes irritates by deliberately avoiding "moments." But as an offbeat lens through which to view an oft-mined era, it has a quiet pull.
July 8, 2016
The acting here, like too much of the film, ends up registering as unfortunately amateurish.
July 7, 2016
Striking in its evocation of a demanding time and place, this intimate drama about individual and national transformation heralds the arrival of an arresting new filmmaking voice ...
July 7, 2016
Though the film never deeply transcends its basic thesis about the ramshackle lives of frustrated men, the final minutes are improbably touching for how the story eschews uplift in favor of a more honest conclusion.
July 7, 2016
With the exception of Ms. Korine, the performers often seem to have a hard time shaking off the aura of the contemporary. Nevertheless, there's much of value here.
July 7, 2016
It might seem apolitical at first glance, but Men Go To Battle's ramshackle vibe has its subversive qualities.
July 5, 2016
This isn't a film about the Civil War; it's about the minds of white folks so removed from plantation life that they feel they have no stake in it at all. It's not about back then - it's about being.
June 24, 2016
It isn't easy to stage a Civil War story on a budget that probably couldn't pay for a day's lunch on the set of Glory (even before you adjust for inflation), but Zachary Treitz's Men Go to Battle is a triumph of resourcefulness.
June 24, 2016
Minimalist in terms of action and scope but attentive to the texture of what is onscreen.