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Voices in Wartime Reviews

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April 14, 2005
The film's self-limiting pacifism precludes a closer look at the poetry of war, which is not synonymous with poetry against war.
April 5, 2005
[A] poorly organized mishmash of archival war films, scholarly chatter, and literary quotations.
April 15, 2005
Stodgily structured by intercutting grisly stock footage with talking heads and muddy videos of Poets Against the War events, Voices in Wartime isn't nearly as cinematically inspiring as many of the poets it brings to light.
April 9, 2005
...fascinating and extremely literate documentary Voices in Wartime manages to present the poet's position on war without turning completely into an anti-Bush film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 8, 2005
A string of fine, thought-provoking ideas.
April 10, 2005
Making poetry cinematic requires greater imagination than King evinces...If the medium isn't always as sturdy as the message, that's a fault that can be readily overlooked.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 8, 2005
A moving documentary about poetry inspired by combat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 15, 2005
One of the most original war movies ever made. Men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 14, 2005
Voices in Wartime is a thoughtful, provocative exploration of the ways poets have dealt with the experience of battle throughout history.
April 15, 2005
A stirring testament to the search for meaning.
April 7, 2005
Rick King's stirring documentary Voices in Wartime is not, as you might guess from the title, a compilation of soldiers' battlefield letters to their families back home. This intense little film is about poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 8, 2005
Filled with some of the most powerful poetry and shattering images ever to come out of warfare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 14, 2005
It's interesting that, in a documentary about war poetry that supplements literary readings with the occasional use of exceedingly bloody archival war footage, the words more than hold their own against the pictures.
April 15, 2005
An important new documentary that looks at the ways in which poetry helps people come to terms with conflict.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 15, 2005
An overview of the historic relationship between war and poetry.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 1, 2007
An absorbing and eye-opening documentary about war poetry.
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