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Semper Fi: Always Faithful Reviews

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
January 6, 2012
Jerry Ensminger isn't an environmental or public health crusader as much as a grieving father.
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Ronnie Scheib
January 6, 2012
Pic forges a clear storyline through a sea of scientific reports, doublespeak denials and personal anecdotes (the docu snagged Tribeca's docu editing award), and a consistent picture emerges of a stonewalling military agency.
Matt Singer
January 6, 2012
It makes an impact. These men fought for our right to pursue our own American Dreams. And as thanks, they had theirs ripped away from them.
Jonathan W. Hickman
Paste Magazine
January 6, 2012
Shot on a variety of affordable video cameras, from the older HD standard Sony EX1 down to the classic Panasonic DVX100, Semper Fi has a very intimate visual look.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Prairie Miller
December 31, 2011
Beyond heartbreaking are scenes of afflicted Marine families and workers at Camp Lejeune giving testimony to a corporate-biased panel, who seemingly couldn't care less. And what the Tea Party and GE may have to do with all of this, but aren't talking.
Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
November 25, 2011
Semper Fi: Always Faithful carefully follows the conduct of this case, which is largely unknown by the general public. It is superbly constructed without being preachy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brent Simon
September 12, 2011
A damning documentary about drinking water contaminants at a military training base spanning a period of 30 years that is at once emotionally powerful and a little more under-sketched than one might like it to be.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Cynthia Fuchs
September 8, 2011
Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger is the kind of person, you come to see in Semper Fi: Always Faithful, who takes the Marine Corps' credo utterly seriously.
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
September 5, 2011
Riveting. More than worth an investment of time and money on the part of both military personnel and civilians. One of the five best documentaries of 2011.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
August 26, 2011
As a political act, Semper Fi hews closer to the spinelessness of your average elected Democrat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International
August 25, 2011
This heart-wrenching, activist documentary goes for the heart and the mind with its dramatic story of a crusading Marine Corps veteran fighting for victims of water pollution at Camp Lejeune.
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