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Sir! No Sir! Reviews

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
April 6, 2006
The doc proves to be an interesting, respectful portrait of Vietnam vet protestors that ultimately lacks a much-needed measure of dramatic nuance and friction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
April 19, 2006
If there was such a widespread antiwar movement within the military, why did the war drag on so long?
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tony Medley
May 10, 2006
Most soldiers in every war don't want to fight. Not all of them whine with the success these people had.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
Saul Austerlitz
Boxoffice Magazine
May 20, 2006
In seeking to express its outrage over the Vietnam War, Sir! No Sir! loses its moral compass, conflating dissidence and traitorousness, and confusing friends with the enemies of their enemies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
May 5, 2006
Zeiger can't resist overstating the extent of the GI peace movement, and his singular focus in hailing the protesters creates more than a few blind spots in his movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
An aimless pastiche of archival footage and current interviews of former Vietnam vets court-martialed and jailed for their anti-war activities.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 9, 2006
About an almost-forgotten fact of the Vietnam era: Anti-war sentiment among U.S. troops grew into a problem for the Pentagon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
June 8, 2006
Honors those who fought, then questioned the morality of that fight, then joined the national protest.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
June 1, 2006
Recaptures the Vietnam era's revolutionary zeitgeist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 10, 2006
This is an important chapter in the Vietnam library of films.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
April 19, 2006
In his smart, timely documentary, David Zeiger remembers that war and the veterans whose struggles against it are too often forgotten.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
April 18, 2006
This documentary is strong stuff with a powerful evocation of a past with strong implications about the present.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
September 2, 2006
Not only a fascinating illumination of a blotted-out part of the counter-cultural, popular-protest '60s, but a timely questioning of patriotism and duty in the midst of an increasingly unjustifiable war.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
December 15, 2006
I expected to emerge depressed by how long these stories have gone untold, but the speakers' courage and humanity are a shot in the arm.
David Cornelius
December 16, 2006
The power Sir! No Sir! has as a film overrides any problems it presents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
May 6, 2006
A tight, engrossing and excellent chronicle of the movement made by these heroic men who chose to question authority instead of falling in line.
| Original Score: 4/5
Kent Turner
April 19, 2006
Sir! No Sir! is a reminder of Fonda's star power, past and present ... her charisma and zeal haven't mellowed a bit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Robert Koehler
February 15, 2006
Because it's bolstered by proud memories of Vietnam vets who turned against the war, Sir! No Sir! rings with an exultant, even elated tone.
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
April 6, 2006
This compelling documentary by director David Zeiger recounts what were more than half a million 'incidents of desertion' during the war, many of them acts of direct rebellion against the legitimacy of the war.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Gene Seymour
April 19, 2006
Sir! No Sir! so vividly evokes the rage, passion and provocation of the era it chronicles that it feels up-to-the-minute.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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