The Kill Team

2014

The Kill Team (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Urgent, mesmerizing, and infuriating, The Kill Team looks at American foreign policy from a rarely considered perspective.

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When Private Adam Winfield, a 21-year-old soldier in Afghanistan, witnessed members of his platoon murder innocent civilians (planting weapons on the corpses to make it appear as though they were terrorists), he attempted to alert the military to these heinous war crimes with the help of his father. But Winfield's pleas went unheeded. Left on his own and with threats to his life, Private Winfield was himself drawn into the moral abyss, forced to make a split-second decision that would change his life forever. (c) Official Site

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Krauss's documentary is both solid and scathing, raising more questions that it answers.

Sep 11, 2014 | Full Review…

It's a beautiful way to lose faith in humanity.

Aug 21, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It all adds up to a harrowing picture of the casualties of war - and the unchecked madness that may drive those entrusted to defend us.

Aug 7, 2014 | Full Review…

A military platoon bent on murdering Afghan civilians for pleasure is the target of this chillingly frank documentary.

Jul 31, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The scope of the film can be frustratingly narrow. But even this limited view into the events of the Maywand District murders is gripping cinema.

Jul 31, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Over and over, Winfield's distraught parents ask, rhetorically, what choice their son had. Thing is, the answer is right in the film ...

Jul 31, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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