Where Soldiers Come From Reviews

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September 13, 2011
Intriguing, personal war docu, about small-town soldiers stuck between boyhood and manhood; a good companion piece to the fictionalized The Deer Hubter, to which this work makes reference.
September 12, 2011
A low key but powerful expose' of the lingering effects of war---on a most personal level.
September 11, 2011
Heather Courtney's poignant character-driven documentary presents a compelling argument that we should not send young Americans to war.
September 10, 2011
The film can't help but feel unfinished, but perhaps it might've lent more privacy to these individual's demons (the difference between looking and seeing) and found more cause in their roots.
September 9, 2011
A documentary reminiscent of Cimino's "The Deer Hunter" but without the demonization of the "bad guys" that marred that film.
September 9, 2011
Three friends from a small town in Michigan experience Army life and its after-effects in this plaintive, intimate documentary.
September 8, 2011
More than most documentaries on the subject, Where Soldiers Come From builds a world for these young men and watches it turn upside down, reframing itself slowly and painfully around the unforeseen consequences of snap decisions.
September 8, 2011
A hard-hitting documentary which poses the harrowing questions: Where are the soldiers who served in the Afghan war going and what will ever become of them?
September 7, 2011
[A] decent, if decidedly personal, look at small-town soldiers...
September 6, 2011
Much of what's presented is familiar territory, but it's the moments that fracture prejudices and expectations that stick with you.
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