Where Soldiers Come From Reviews

November 10, 2011
Director Heather Courtney's emotional and engrossing portrait of America's bravest.
October 7, 2011
A work that's less urgent and involving than its intense subject matter might have dictated.
September 30, 2011
Courtney avoids all political posturing here, something rare in modern war documentaries. These are the guys, American kids. This is the war, it's awful. And this is what happens. In your own backyard.
September 15, 2011
The documentary sometimes feels like the work of a filmmaker who began with a preconceived story and wasn't quite sure what to do with the one she actually got.
September 9, 2011
In its compassionate, modest gaze, the real cost of distant political decisions is softly illuminated, as well as the shame of a country with little to offer its less fortunate young people than a ticket to a battlefield.
September 9, 2011
To see these children of waitresses, salon workers and fathers on disability burdened because they stepped up is humanizing and heartbreaking.
November 17, 2011
One of the more valuable and compassionate entries to date in the ever-expanding catalog of documentaries inspired by the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
November 2, 2011
Courtney has crafted a visual tour de force as she links the idyllic small-town existence of the all-for-one warriors with the arid, untameable terrain of ugly conflict.
September 22, 2011
The young men at the center of the film have obnoxious personalities and it takes a great deal of patience to follow their journeys.
September 17, 2011
An understated, delicately anthropological real-life coming-of-age tale. Not for all tastes, but these stories, alas, are the new back stories of many individual American tragedies and triumphs yet to be written.