The Good Soldier
The Good Soldier (2009)

From the opening footage spanning decades of combat action, it is apparent no audience will be spared the pain experienced by the subjects of Lexy Lovell and Michael Uys's documentary: this disturbing, deeply affecting look at war… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 9, 2009
DVD Release Date: April 24, 2007
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Has important things to say. Sadly, it does so in an unexciting manner.

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Nicolas Rapold
Time Out

An explicitly antiwar conclusion unwisely makes the grim focus feel like a bias, but the power of the interviews makes one wish for more stories, not fewer.

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Cynthia Fuchs

The familiar format helps to underscore what's extraordinary about these stories, the fear and indignity felt by the soldiers.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

A film whose benign-sounding title and Veterans Day release give a false impression of what it actually is: an attack on the military, drenched in blood.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

Potent and wisely straightforward.

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

The humane portrayals make it worthwhile, if unspectacular, viewing.

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Ronnie Scheib

Avoids preaching to the choir, though perhaps only the choir will attend.

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Soldiers tell us the cost of killing

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Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine

Their wars differ but their tales are eerily identical. Their material is arresting, with troves of detailed memories pouring out for the first time.

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