Restrepo Reviews

  • Jun 07, 2019

    A soldier's life is never easy. The documentary show the things they face, their dramas and, most importantly, their humanity.

    A soldier's life is never easy. The documentary show the things they face, their dramas and, most importantly, their humanity.

  • Jun 06, 2019

    Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger Did an amazing job showing the people who go to war as more than just killing machines. Photo journalism at its finest. (Because much of the film detailed Hetherington's camera work.

    Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger Did an amazing job showing the people who go to war as more than just killing machines. Photo journalism at its finest. (Because much of the film detailed Hetherington's camera work.

  • Sep 06, 2018

    Puntaje Original: 6.5 Una sincera visión al interior de un pelotón que hacen de la guerra mas que geopolítica, Personal.

    Puntaje Original: 6.5 Una sincera visión al interior de un pelotón que hacen de la guerra mas que geopolítica, Personal.

  • Apr 08, 2018

    Legal. Mas não vi nada de mais no documentário, nada que me surpreendeu.

    Legal. Mas não vi nada de mais no documentário, nada que me surpreendeu.

  • Sep 16, 2017

    It's not much about the war, but nor is it focused on combat. It's perfectly pitched at their experience of being a soldier. You get to see and understand how they live, and the big picture goes only as far as the tactics where they're fighting.

    It's not much about the war, but nor is it focused on combat. It's perfectly pitched at their experience of being a soldier. You get to see and understand how they live, and the big picture goes only as far as the tactics where they're fighting.

  • Dec 03, 2016

    Tedious and ultimately disappointing documentary for me.

    Tedious and ultimately disappointing documentary for me.

  • Sep 02, 2016

    Absolutely phenomenal. My words here will not do justice to the movie itself. Go see it.

    Absolutely phenomenal. My words here will not do justice to the movie itself. Go see it.

  • Jun 30, 2016

    Sebastian Junger, what a brave, brave journalistic filmmaker! His 2007 documentary covers the mission of a band of army soldiers on a mission to rid the Korangal Valley in Afghanistan of the Tabilan. The troops endure constant fire from a barely visible enemy while attempting to aid complicit and innocent villages and capture/free more occupied territory. Comrades die, get wounded, build an outpost in hostile territory surrounded on all sides while trying to maintain their sanity. Their mission, to the extent that it is successful, seems overwhelming and terrifying.. Junger travels with the soldiers directly into combat captured get their time on tour and then cuts to personal interviews once the men have been sent back to Italy. The toll of their perhaps excruciatingly difficult mission ways heavy on the men yet Junger's sympathetic interviews humanize them and attests to their skill, discipline and frailty.

    Sebastian Junger, what a brave, brave journalistic filmmaker! His 2007 documentary covers the mission of a band of army soldiers on a mission to rid the Korangal Valley in Afghanistan of the Tabilan. The troops endure constant fire from a barely visible enemy while attempting to aid complicit and innocent villages and capture/free more occupied territory. Comrades die, get wounded, build an outpost in hostile territory surrounded on all sides while trying to maintain their sanity. Their mission, to the extent that it is successful, seems overwhelming and terrifying.. Junger travels with the soldiers directly into combat captured get their time on tour and then cuts to personal interviews once the men have been sent back to Italy. The toll of their perhaps excruciatingly difficult mission ways heavy on the men yet Junger's sympathetic interviews humanize them and attests to their skill, discipline and frailty.

  • May 12, 2016

    Intense, engaging war documentary. A documentary covering a deployment of Battle Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in 2007-8. The deployment lasted 15 months and was at one of the most dangerous places on earth - certainly the most dangerous place, at the time, for US forces: the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. Journalist Sebastian Junger and photojournalist Tim Hetherington was embedded with the 2nd Platoon of B Company and captures their daily lives, the action, the military strategy, the interaction with the community and the tragedy. An engaging documentary that captures very well the intensity, suddenness and randomness of combat, and what it can do to those involved. We also see the diplomatic complexities that the US forces have to overcome, as they try to keep the civilian population onside while at the same time treating them with suspicion and occasionally accidentally injuring them and/or disrupting their lives. The trauma of taking casualties, especially fatalities, is well explored, as is the bond between the soldiers which makes the casualties harder to take. A well-made, bravely-filmed documentary with no political agenda (which is a good thing).

    Intense, engaging war documentary. A documentary covering a deployment of Battle Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in 2007-8. The deployment lasted 15 months and was at one of the most dangerous places on earth - certainly the most dangerous place, at the time, for US forces: the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. Journalist Sebastian Junger and photojournalist Tim Hetherington was embedded with the 2nd Platoon of B Company and captures their daily lives, the action, the military strategy, the interaction with the community and the tragedy. An engaging documentary that captures very well the intensity, suddenness and randomness of combat, and what it can do to those involved. We also see the diplomatic complexities that the US forces have to overcome, as they try to keep the civilian population onside while at the same time treating them with suspicion and occasionally accidentally injuring them and/or disrupting their lives. The trauma of taking casualties, especially fatalities, is well explored, as is the bond between the soldiers which makes the casualties harder to take. A well-made, bravely-filmed documentary with no political agenda (which is a good thing).

  • Apr 23, 2016

    The most close-hearted, "on the battlefield" war documentary I've ever seen so far.

    The most close-hearted, "on the battlefield" war documentary I've ever seen so far.