Sir! No Sir!
Sir! No Sir! (2006)

The little-known protest of the Vietnam War staged from within the ranks of the military is explored in director David Zeiger's revealing documentary. Despite the well-documented media coverage of Vietnam War protests that took place on… More

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Release Date: December 19, 2006
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A powerful reflection on a pivotal era, from a viewpoint seldom visited, this documentary hits home, especially with its relevance to current events.

Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

We haven't got space to do justice to David Zeiger's important historical documentary Sir! No Sir! but suffice it to say that it will change your understanding of the Vietnam era, even if you were alive then.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Shines a light on a forgotten corner of the antiwar movement: the men (and a few women) who returned from their tours of duty filled with doubt and disillusionment over what they saw, and did, there.

Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

An aimless pastiche of archival footage and current interviews of former Vietnam vets court-martialed and jailed for their anti-war activities.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

I expected to emerge depressed by how long these stories have gone untold, but the speakers' courage and humanity are a shot in the arm.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

About an almost-forgotten fact of the Vietnam era: Anti-war sentiment among U.S. troops grew into a problem for the Pentagon.

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David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com

The power Sir! No Sir! has as a film overrides any problems it presents.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Zeiger's movie is a timely salute to the risky and brave men and women who had the temerity not only to think for themselves but to speak their minds.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Honors those who fought, then questioned the morality of that fight, then joined the national protest.

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Stuart Klawans
The Nation

David Zeiger's documentary feature Sir! No Sir! might be described as a therapeutic film, since it seeks to cure some small part of America's amnesia.

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John Ballantine
Memorable documentary on the trials and tribulations of those who protested the Vietnam war...who actually were in Vietnam. The history of the soliders who… More