100

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
It's a brilliant work of cinema, a nonfiction film as intense and visceral as any drama, and an emotional and moral experience that feels horrifying and exhilarating at almost the same moment.
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91

Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
The combination of immediacy and intimacy in Armadillo is exceedingly rare.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
While the men are Danish, there is a universality to their story and a vitality in the filmmaking that should see the documentary in demand around the world.
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80

Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
It's a sickening but stunning portrait of combat that looks past notions of bravery or brutality, guilt or innocence, to bear witness to a thoroughly besieged humanity.
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80

Empire

By Phil de Semlyen
Moving, complex and brutal, it's an outstanding film about men at war.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Armadillo is a work of stunningly difficult filmmaking, going out on patrol with the soldiers and diving for cover amid the pop of bullets and blasts of artillery.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Metz is another artist more interested in war's side effects than combat itself, although he and his crew are embedded for battle.
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60

Boxoffice Magazine

With perspective firmly confined to the soldiers, Armadillo has inevitably invited many comparisons to "Restrepo," last year's Oscar nominated documentary about Western forces trying to gain ground in Afghanistan. But "Restrepo" is by far the better film.
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50

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Armadillo tells us lots of things we shouldn't be so naïve as to think we don't already know. Maybe we need to see these things again and again, just so we don't lose sight of the costs and risks of the wars in which American and European soldiers are currently engaged.
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
There's little new in Armadillo.
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72 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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