Winter Soldier Reviews

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August 23, 2017
The voices and faces of the Vietnam vets interviewed in the film give blunt testament to the tragic sameness of all wars.
April 15, 2016
...a damning portrait of institutionalized American brutality.
June 12, 2006
For an America enduring another summer of discontent in Iraq, Winter Soldier horrifically seems to prove that what's past is indeed prologue.
May 30, 2006
No matter one's politics, this grainy black-and-white documentary can't fail but be convincing %u2013 and harrowing.
May 8, 2006
It is one of the most difficult films to get through, yet it is also one of the most important films you may ever see.
April 14, 2006
Amazingly relevant, and impossible to watch without thinking of current events.
April 5, 2006
Meet the old war, same as the new war.
April 3, 2006
Like Hearts and Minds and Fahrenheit 9/11, Winter Soldier is less documentary than in-the-heat-of-conflict document, too close to the bone for "distance."
March 31, 2006
Unsettling.
December 15, 2005
The film is an important historical document, an eerily prescient antiwar plea and a dazzling example of moviemaking at its most iconographically potent. But at its best, it is the eloquent, unforgettable tale of profound moral reckoning.
November 18, 2005
Time hasn't made it less excruciating to watch, nor less essential.
November 11, 2005
The most chilling aspect of "Winter Soldier" is that, 34 years down the road, it feels fresh.
November 10, 2005
Searing and sharp as a knife...
November 3, 2005
A harrowing and often nauseating compendium of battle-zone confessions that was cast into obscurity almost immediately upon release in 1972.
October 14, 2005
Very much a product of its time: It's not an investigative piece; it's a combination of documentary footage, protest, despair and anger.
October 14, 2005
Rich with moments of excruciating eloquence.
September 29, 2005
The shadow of Abu Ghraib looms over these expert witnesses as they spin their anecdotes of murder, torture and humiliation, which decades later still have the ability to make a 'good citizen' nauseous with shame.
September 24, 2005
I couldn't call this film a masterpiece, only indispensable.
August 27, 2005
Something very important is missing from the movie and, by extension it seems, from what might be called the American character.
August 27, 2005
War is hell; Winter Soldier shows that this was true of the Vietnam War, only more so.
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