Legion of Brothers
Legion of Brothers (2017)

Immediately after the attacks on September 11, 2001, the United States government initiated a secret war against Afghanistan, deploying fewer than one hundred Special Forces troops to fight back. Building a coalition with the rebels of the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: May 19, 2017
DVD Release Date: June 26, 2017
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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

There's some bitterness on display, plenty of sadness, and an abundance of camaraderie. But mostly, there's just an impressive frankness - about both tragedies and triumphs.

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Ken Jaworowski
New York Times

You'll have to wade through several topics to get to the heart of "Legion of Brothers," but once you're there, some intense stories make the effort worthwhile.

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André Hereford
Film Journal International

A harrowing documentary portrait of the earliest months of the war in Afghanistan, Legion of Brothers meanders in its storytelling but ultimately hits a nerve.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

"Legion of Brothers" is a story of heroism writ bold, but it is also something more.

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Luke Y. Thompson
Village Voice

Adds valuable context in a way not many others do.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Viewers may at times be hard pressed to keep track of what exactly is going on, but the essential truths about combat, including post-traumatic stress, are vividly conveyed.

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Dennis Harvey

Its up-close portrait of heroic dedication in extreme situations has the dramatic immediacy and air of privileged access to impress both hawks and doves.

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