Body of War
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Follows one wounded soldier's attempt to readjust to life in the United States as a handicapped veteran, while painting an incriminating portrait of Democratic politicians and the war in Iraq.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Whatever you think of the film, Body of War stirs up real admiration for its subject."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"The overreaching Spiro and Donahue are not content to persuade viewers; they insist on convincing us."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"When is a startling and devastating war movie made in the past too long ago to shed light on the present? Well, apparently never, if we're talking permanent war characterizing the endless US invasions and occupations around the world."
‑ Prairie Miller, WBAI Radio
"Body of War is a powerful and effective documentary because it keeps its focus very tight and makes its story vivid in personal terms."
‑ Beth Accomando,
"It's the soldier in Iraq who fights on in the face of public apathy at home. The hope in this vital film is that the voices of soldiers will be raised. They will fight on until their mission is accomplished and the Iraq war is history."
‑ Adam Fendelman,
"[Tomas Young] deserves better treatment from the government than he's gotten as a returning veteran, and a better movie than this simpleminded indictment of every senator who voted 'yea.'"
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"It is not merely an antiwar document, but a complex profile in courage of a paraplegic and patriot."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The doc gets up-close and personal. It shows one injured vet's reality after war."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"The lack of ego and relatively little self-pity [wheelchair-bound Tomas] Young has is astounding."
‑ Michael Dance, The Cinema Source
"It's an unusually intimate portrait."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Body of War again demonstrates that we Americans still have some bitter truths to face."
‑ Jim Emerson, Chicago Sun-Times
"Body of War makes no bones about its activism. Then again, like the others, it's the willingness to contextualize events and apply reason to them that makes it and others so valuable."
‑ Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times
""Body of War" is so simple-minded and ham-handed in its case against the war that it ends up diluting its own argument."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Donahue and Spiro should've spent more time exploring the human moments and much less time browbeating us with stuff we already know."
‑ Sean Burns, Philadelphia Weekly
"On the lower tier of the numerous docs about the war and the Middle East."
‑ Geoff Berkshire,
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