Generation Kill: Miniseries (2008)


Miniseries
Generation Kill

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Generation Kill plunges the viewer into war with a visceral force that's still somehow reined in by masterful storytelling and a strong command of period details.

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User Ratings: 52

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Air date: Jul 13, 2008

U.S. First Recon Marines prepare to invade Iraq; soldiers pass time while awaiting orders; a writer from "Rolling Stone" magazine becomes embedded with the unit.

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Air date: Jul 20, 2008

Bravo company heads toward Nasiriyah, where Alpha company is involved in a skirmish; a wrong turn causes Bravo to lag behind other companies.

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Air date: Jul 27, 2008

Bravo awaits new orders; Fick tries to take control of a dangerous situation; Godfather orders Bravo to trek through the night, treating all Iraqis as hostile.

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Air date: Aug 3, 2008

After a supply truck is looted, First Recon is down to one meal a day; Alpha must recover the body of a slain Marine; Bravo sets up a roadblock outside of Al Hayy.

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Air date: Aug 10, 2008

First Recon learns of an ambush on a bridge ahead from Iraqi locals; although LAVs assault the bridge first, Bravo still encounters complications when they cross.

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Air date: Aug 17, 2008

First Recon must escort civilians fleeing Baghdad down the highway; Ferrando itches to get back to fighting; First Recon has to go up against Iraqi armor with help from Marine reservists.

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Air date: Aug 24, 2008

Bravo reaches Baghdad; First Recon sends out sporadic patrols into the city for information; Fick becomes disillusioned with the lack of plans; the men celebrate their last night in Baghdad.

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Critic Reviews for Generation Kill: Miniseries

Audience Reviews for Generation Kill: Miniseries

  • Aug 26, 2021
    Mieux que band of brothers.
  • Jun 23, 2021
    Excellent series, well researched, beautiful immersion inside a group of Marines. No judgements, only attempts to depict reality as was lived by these brave men.
  • Jun 14, 2021
    Very engrossing. Sharp attention to detail and a presentation that feels so genuine it almost comes across like a documentary.
  • Jun 10, 2021
    HBO sure has a knack for making these great war documentary series. Found myself totally into this from episode 1. Unlike Band of Brothers and The Pacific, this is only 7 parts. Almost wish they made a few more, it was so good. That guy Person cracked me up. Knew a guy just like that in the Military. Kept us all loose when times got tough.
  • Jun 09, 2021
    this show was beautifully written, it shows the mindset of our young men when invading Iraq. as well as the complete incompetence of the US government. It also shows how much our young men saw, and how screwed up they were when they got home. sad it only ran for one season.
  • Jun 06, 2021
    Amazing series. It is very realistic. It doesn't try to be better than what these people were in real life. Might be dull at times, but its as realistic as they come. From idiotic leadership to the almost racist things they say. Its 100% accurate in portraying the infantry in the Marines or Army.
  • Feb 01, 2021
    Realistic, vulgar and thought-provoking, Generation Kill is a gritty portrayal of the first few days of the Iraq War that successfully tosses the glamorous conventions of heroes and epic battles for the appropriate task of bringing modern audiences into the throes of a 21st-century war.
  • May 11, 2019
    This series portrays the marines as a bunch of culturally ignorant morons. It is well made and quite gripping but the stupidity of the men portrayed is really annoying. They really could not have been as bad as this would have us believe.
  • Feb 07, 2019
    this is one of those things you watch that sticks with you for a long time after great acting good camera work, feels like watching combat footage historically accurate some episodes have slow parts, sometimes the following scenes dont feel like a good payoff for what was shown good effects surprisingly nice character development great series to watch over and over again
  • Dec 24, 2017
    Best military show ever. Supposedly as close to real life as you can get.

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