The Ground Truth (2006)
Critic Consensus: The stories the soldiers have to tell are eye-opening and wrenching to hear; collectively it's a searing peek into the toll of war both during and after.
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Critic Reviews for The Ground Truth
The voices of these brave young people reverberate hauntingly.
Mostly a string of talking-head interviews, but those talking heads -- more than 16 men and women -- are compelling.
It's a haunting and welcome addition to the growing library of war documentaries; one that wisely lets its subjects speak for themselves.
The Ground Truth powerfully documents the human cost of the Iraq war.
It's an edifying, upsetting film that offers a different perspective on the situation in the Middle East.
Those vets certainly deserve to be heard, but virtually every scene of the film tells us something we already knew.
Audience Reviews for The Ground Truth
Rough to watch but heartfelt and honest.
[font=Century Gothic]The illuminating documentary, "The Ground Truth", reminded me of what a ROTC cadet told me during the First Gulf War - that if you enlist in the armed forces, you may be called on to kill at some point. Let's have no illusions. It is true but only up to a point. A good deal of the veterans returning from Iraq who are interviewed for this documentary(Basically, not the kinds of people that are heard from everyday. Thankfully, no pundits are included. Just a couple of experts.) are National Guard and were not expecting to be stationed there, least of all to be placed in a position to kill civilians. Did the masterminds of this catastrophe have any idea what they were sending these brave soldiers into? Some of whom return missing limbs; others are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) because of their experiences and for which they do not receive adequate treatment.[/font]
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