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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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Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for The Kill Team

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (18)

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

Full Review… | September 11, 2014
Boston Globe
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It's a beautiful way to lose faith in humanity.

Full Review… | August 21, 2014
Washington Post
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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.

Full Review… | August 7, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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A military platoon bent on murdering Afghan civilians for pleasure is the target of this chillingly frank documentary.

Full Review… | July 31, 2014
Entertainment Weekly
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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.

Full Review… | July 31, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle
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Over and over, Winfield's distraught parents ask, rhetorically, what choice their son had. Thing is, the answer is right in the film ...

Full Review… | July 31, 2014
AV Club
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They're called the Maywand District murders. In 2010 a group American soldiers went through Afghanistan villages deliberately targeting civilians. This disturbing documentary examines how killing (stories of killings, trophies from killing,& photos of killing) becomes a morbid form of commerce during warfare.

Gordon Briggs
Gordon Briggs

The Kill Team is a frustrating and disturbing film about the "truth" that we're being told about our war on terror. As we watch cover up after cover up unfold in this film, you begin to wonder how much of this film you can trust. I think that's what The Kill Team does best is there is an air of paranoia and heartbreak that both permeate the film. Paranoia about what could happen and heartbreak over what did. It doesn't instill much trust in our armed forces, but it does instill sympathy.

Nathan Martin
Nathan Martin
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A documentary of out-of-control murder of civilians by an Army platoon in Afghanistan and consequences.

Alex Christensen
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