Body of War
Body of War (2008)

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.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 19, 2008
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Unapologetically political, this intimate and heart wrenching profile of an Iraq veteran may be rough around the edges but takes a potent stance with determination and compassion.

Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Whatever you think of the film, Body of War stirs up real admiration for its subject.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The overreaching Spiro and Donahue are not content to persuade viewers; they insist on convincing us.

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Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio

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.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

[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.'

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

It is not merely an antiwar document, but a complex profile in courage of a paraplegic and patriot.

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Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

The doc gets up-close and personal. It shows one injured vet's reality after war.

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Jim Emerson
Chicago Sun-Times

Body of War again demonstrates that we Americans still have some bitter truths to face.

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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles 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.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

"Body of War" is so simple-minded and ham-handed in its case against the war that it ends up diluting its own argument.

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