Winter Soldier
Winter Soldier (1972)

In February 1971, one month after the revelations of the My Lai massacre, an astonishing public inquiry into war crimes committed by American forces in Vietnam was held at a Howard Johnson motel in Detroit. The Vietnam Veterans Against the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 30, 2006
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

The film is an important historical document, an eerily prescient antiwar plea and a dazzling example of moviemaking at its most iconographically potent. But at its best, it is the eloquent, unforgettable tale of profound moral reckoning.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Very much a product of its time: It's not an investigative piece; it's a combination of documentary footage, protest, despair and anger.

Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

For an America enduring another summer of discontent in Iraq, Winter Soldier horrifically seems to prove that what's past is indeed prologue.

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Sean Means
Film.com

The most chilling aspect of "Winter Soldier" is that, 34 years down the road, it feels fresh.

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Rich with moments of excruciating eloquence.

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Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com

No matter one's politics, this grainy black-and-white documentary can't fail but be convincing %u2013 and harrowing.

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John Patterson
L.A. Weekly

A harrowing and often nauseating compendium of battle-zone confessions that was cast into obscurity almost immediately upon release in 1972.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

I couldn't call this film a masterpiece, only indispensable.

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David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com

It is one of the most difficult films to get through, yet it is also one of the most important films you may ever see.

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Randy Tippy
Initially banned in the U.S., <i>Winter Soldier</i> is a candid compilation of eyewitness accounts and first hand testimony about atrocities… More
Walter M.
"Winter Soldier" is an illuminating and powerful documentary filmed in grainy black and white of the 1971 hearings held by the Vietnam Veterans… More