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The Ground Truth Reviews

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
February 6, 2012
perhaps the most important protest statement yet committed to film since the outbreak of [the Iraq War]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rob Gonsalves
February 14, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Campbell
January 17, 2008
"The success of The Ground Truth lies in the courageously open and honest interviewees, but it works because of Rob Hall's editing, which not only compiles for us a perfectly evidential collection of footage but does so at a pace that doesn't dilly-dally
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
August 29, 2007
This film is effective because it doesn't rely on statistics, but rather interviews with soldiers, interspersed with combat footage.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 17, 2007
Um retrato impactante das feridas de guerra invisíveis e do descaso com que o governo Bush lida com aqueles que finge honrar.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ethan Alter
Show Business Weekly
September 28, 2006
The Ground Truth: After the Killing Ends makes up in raw anger what it lacks in objectivity.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 21, 2006
The voices of these brave young people reverberate hauntingly.
Jurgen Fauth
September 18, 2006
The Ground Truth ought to show in classrooms and outside of army recruiting stations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
September 15, 2006
The veteran's problems are something which should be done something about and soon, but a theatrical release of a propaganda film is not going to do anything for their cause.
Read More | Original Score: 2.2/5
Sara Brady
Premiere Magazine
September 15, 2006
This film, a raw howl of outrage and pain, is proudly one-sided, allowing a generation of wounded men and women to scream their betrayal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
September 15, 2006
Mostly a string of talking-head interviews, but those talking heads -- more than 16 men and women -- are compelling.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
September 15, 2006
It's a haunting and welcome addition to the growing library of war documentaries; one that wisely lets its subjects speak for themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
September 15, 2006
The Ground Truth powerfully documents the human cost of the Iraq war.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pam Grady
September 15, 2006
This documentary is enraging. So much lip service is paid to supporting the troops; so little support is actually given.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
September 15, 2006
It's an edifying, upsetting film that offers a different perspective on the situation in the Middle East.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 15, 2006
Those vets certainly deserve to be heard, but virtually every scene of the film tells us something we already knew.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
September 15, 2006
This thoughtful, sensitive film, perhaps the most emotionally wrenching of all the Iraq documentaries, could have been made after any war.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
September 15, 2006
It's an essential piece of the narrative, and there's little doubt that the voices of these objectors will only grow louder over the coming months and years.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
September 15, 2006
I don't pretend to understand the pressures facing U.S. troops in Iraq, but I feel a little closer after witnessing The Ground Truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
September 15, 2006
Films like Top Gun and newscasts of 9/11 motivated some Americans to enlist. Thoughtful documentaries like The Ground Truth urge the rest of us to shoulder the consequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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