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Murph: The Protector Reviews

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
The story of Lt. Michael P. Murphy's life doesn't need to be hyped, and Murph: The Protector does a good job of staying out of its way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 26, 2013
... a documentary with the limited but entirely honorable mission of commemorating the life and sacrifice of Navy Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a Navy SEAL who died in a firefight in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan in June 2005.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
April 1, 2013
A one-note hagiography, no matter how convincing and affecting its portrait of unimpeachable courage.
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
March 28, 2013
A poignant and inspirational tribute to Lieutenant Michael Patrick Murphy.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.25/10
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Sean O'Connell
Washington Post
March 22, 2013
By celebrating an actual American hero, "Murph" reminds audiences that bells and whistles, budgets and effects aren't necessary so long as filmmakers have human stories of bravery and valor to tell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
March 22, 2013
One wonders if the filmmakers ever asked themselves who their film was intended for, or if it was at least a consciously self-serving effort from the outset.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Daniel M. Gold
New York Times
March 21, 2013
"Murph: The Protector" reminds us of the valor expended on distant front lines and the holes left at home.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
March 21, 2013
A moving chronicle of some of the traits that should be more widely venerated in a media and pop cultural landscape too driven by the elevation of the trivial.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
March 19, 2013
Limited, but inspiring portrait of a true American hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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