Generation Kill: Miniseries Reviews

May 29, 2018
A raucous, raunchy and utterly loving account of life at the bottom of the military food chain.
May 24, 2018
You get to live with the men, and feel it, and then experience why the operation... will lead to where we are now. It's powerful stuff.
May 24, 2018
Captures that sense of recent history urgently realized.
May 24, 2018
Starts to seem like a long, surreal and sometimes heartbreaking road trip taken by a bunch of buddies who just happen to be armed to the teeth.
May 24, 2018
An honest, barely adorned, sometimes painfully vivid representation of life as we live it now. It's journalism converted to art, with both benefiting.
May 24, 2018
An often poignant, sometimes shattering and occasionally criminally funny account of men trapped on a battlefield of confusion, uncertainty and cross-purposes.
May 24, 2018
Be advised: It's best to get quickly past the confused and shapeless first episode and on to the rest, where the characters become individualized.
May 24, 2018
Offers a chance to see those troops in their full, unfettered, foul-mouthed glory. And like the intractable drug war that [David] Simon and company waged on The Wire, it is, indeed, a sight to behold.
May 24, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 24, 2018
Combines bone-rattling action, lacerating drama and comedy as dark and dirty as a nighttime sandstorm.
May 24, 2018
The characters are not defined clearly enough to invite investment in them... There is no real story line in which to become involved.
May 24, 2018
The series conveys tweaked anxiety, stifling alienation, and, not entirely on purpose, elaborate boredom.
May 24, 2018
If that sounds childish and crass, well, that all seems like the Authenticity, Authenticity, Authenticity that Generation Kill is religiously adhering to, at the cost of coherence and connection.
May 24, 2018
To its credit, Generation Kill does not offer much resolution; much like The Wire, it explores generational, economic, and cultural shifts.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 24, 2018
An engrossing, detailed military character drama.
May 24, 2018
Vivid storytelling, superb acting and a frank approach make this a TV landmark.
May 24, 2018
Generation Kill's unblinking perspective creates an alarmingly vivid portrayal of modern warfare.
May 24, 2018
Before the next war... every politician, every military commander, every enabler should be forced to watch Generation Kill.
May 24, 2018
A show that throws you into the deep end of the pool, and after some thrashing around, you discover that you can swim.
May 24, 2018
It has too many characters for the writers to be able to do more than create thumbnail sketches, and it seems convinced that verisimilitude and earnest believability will add up to drama and watchability.