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The Ground Truth Reviews

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September 14, 2006
Ultimately the accumulated impact of the soldiers' stories is mitigated by a certain preachy tone the film takes on in its final act.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 14, 2006
...loses a grand opportunity: to preach to the unconverted.
| Original Score: 3/5
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
September 13, 2006
Patricia Foulkrod's film backs itself into a Support Our Troops corner, elegizing the soldiers. Iraqis do not figure in, except as bad memories.
September 14, 2006
Even if you endorse the director's bullish peacenik stance, you may feel like picking an argument, for the unique thrill that only ambiguity can deliver.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
September 14, 2006
Among the many virtues of Patricia Foulkrod's immensely moving documentary about veterans of the Iraq war is the measure it takes of how far we have come since Vietnam in sympathy for American soldiers who serve abroad.
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 12, 2006
The way that Foulkrod unveils dozens of horrifying stories makes this a powerful and effective anti-war doc.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
September 7, 2006
A vital reminder of the monumental, lingering toll war takes on its participants.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 14, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 21, 2006
The voices of these brave young people reverberate hauntingly.
September 23, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 11, 2006
I did (and do) feel a profound feeling of sadness for the men and women who sacrifice the hearts and minds for a cause that cares not an iota for them.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 14, 2006
A turning-point documentary which presents the truth about the war in Iraq in the profound and troubling words of veterans who fought there.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 14, 2006
Anyone who claims to support the troops owes it to them to see the film and hear their stories.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
January 25, 2006
The substance of the movie is potent, and so powerfully presented by those who have fought and are still fighting a controversial war, that the message of Ground Truth cannot be dismissed.
September 14, 2006
Amid the continuing deluge of documentaries about the war in Iraq, Patricia Foulkrod's film The Ground Truth stands out as an especially pointed indictment of the American military's treatment of its own people on and off the battlefield.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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