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Generation Kill: Miniseries (2008)

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Critic Consensus: 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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Generation Kill is a seven-part miniseries that follows the struggles of Marines fighting in the Iraq War. An elite unit of highly trained Marines are comrades of the First Recon Battalion. The show captures their journey through the first 40 days of the war. The story is depicted from the view of a journalist named Evan 'Scribe' Wright, who joins them as they crossed the border from Kuwait.

Cast

Alexander Skarsgård
as Sgt. Brad "Iceman" Colbert
James Ransone
as Cpl. Ray Person
Lee Tergesen
as Evan "Scribe" Wright
Billy Lush
as Lance Cpl. Trombley
Rey Valentin
as Cpl. Gabriel Garza
Jon Huertas
as Sgt. Antonio Espera
Kellan Lutz
as Cpl. Jason Lilly
Pawel Szajda
as Cpl. Walt Hasser
Stark Sands
as Lt. Nathaniel Fick
Marc Mechaca
as Sgt. "Gunny" Wynn
Wilson Bethel
as Cpl. "Q-Tip" Stafford
Daniel Fox
as PFC John Christeson
Langley Kirkwood
as Sgt. Steven Lovell
Mike Figueroa
as Sgt. "Shady B" Baptista
Bjorn Steinbach
as Cpl. Michael Stinetorf
Jonah Lotan
as Doc Bryan
Sydney Hall
as Cpl. T. Holsey
Chance Kelly
as Lt. Col. Stephen "Godfather" Ferrando
Neal Jones
as Sgt. Maj. John Sixta
Josh Barrett
as Sgt. Shawn "Pappy" Patrick
Brian Patrick Wade
as Capt. Craig "Encino Man" Schwetje
Eric Nenninger
as Capt. Dave "Captain America" McGraw
Michael Kelly
as Capt. Bryan Patterson
Benjamin Busch
as Maj. Todd Eckloff
Rudy Reyes
as Sgt. Rodolfo "Rudy" Reyes
Eric Ladin
as Cpl. James Chaffin
David Barrera
as Gunnery Sgt. Ray "Casey Kasem" Griego
Owain Yeoman
as Sgt. Eric Kocher
J. Salome Martinez Jr.
as Cpl. Jeffrey "Dirty Earl" Carisalez
Rich McDonald
as Cpl. Anthony "Manimal" Jacks
Robert John Burke
as Maj. Gen. James Mattis
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Critic Reviews for Generation Kill: Miniseries

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (24)

A raucous, raunchy and utterly loving account of life at the bottom of the military food chain.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

This is all a stark, searing contrast to the overall majesty of HBO's previous Band of Brothers... There's nothing picturesque about Generation Kill.

May 24, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The series conveys tweaked anxiety, stifling alienation, and, not entirely on purpose, elaborate boredom.

May 23, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Vivid storytelling, superb acting and a frank approach make this a TV landmark.

May 23, 2018 | Full Review…

A show that throws you into the deep end of the pool, and after some thrashing around, you discover that you can swim.

May 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Unfolds chaotically, with none of the narrative cues - explanatory dialogue, musical-score manipulations - we've come to expect from mainstream storytelling.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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