Fighting for Life
Fighting for Life (2008)

Filmmaker Terry Sanders is offered unprecedented access to combat support hospitals in Iraq, medevac flights, and military hospitals both in Germany and the United States for this documentary portrait of the American military medicine… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 7, 2008
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Fighting for Life puts courageous faces on men and women who might otherwise be anonymous statistics at a time when injured soldiers are rarely seen on TV.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Fighting for Life is essential viewing at a time when, five years on, the war's human cost is still too often mired in partisan rhetoric and administration spin.

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Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

If you're wondering where the heroes went, take a look at this group, and see if you're not impressed.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

Though in surer hands, the class's simulated mass-casualty situation, replete with ghoulish prosthetic wounds, might've been a masterpiece.

Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

Shot in battlefield hospitals in Iraq and rehab centers in the United States, Fighting for Life takes an unflinching look at the physical sacrifices of soldiers and marines.

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Cynthia Fuchs

Specialist Crystal Davis' story reflects many stories, her life changed forever, her efforts to meet all kinds of unanticipated challenges.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

will prove deeply moving to audience members of any political persuasion.

Maitland McDonagh
Time Out

The result isn't pro-war, just pro cleaning up the mess, one amputee at a time.

Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News

The no-frills yet deeply gripping manner this film uses to document this brave soldier's struggle for survival, then in rehab, should draw a salute from military personnel and civilians as well.

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