• 1 hr 27 min
  • Documentary
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Body of War Synopsis
An injured soldier returns from Iraq and questions the reasons he was sent there.

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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
To say the least, the film is awkward, like a piece of badly assembled Ikea furniture. Still, editor Bernadine Colish weaves together all...
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88

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro's powerful documentary takes a microcosmic look at the war and its devastation by focusing on a single...
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
One of the most affecting and certainly the most intimate of the cinematic arguments against the war in Iraq yet made.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The parade of senators parroting the rationale for invasion - what we now know was misinformation - does not undermine Young's story. Given...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Joins the growing mass of excellent, disturbing and achingly sad documentaries about the Iraq conflict.
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70

Village Voice

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Neither the most cinematic nor the most elegantly crafted of recent Iraq War documentaries, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the...
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It’s uneven and, in many instances, avoidably cheesy.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

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This movie wants to help make things better. But it also -- fervently, and for a purpose -- holds a grudge.
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25

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Bill White
When the veterans of this war are finally allowed to tell their own stories, we will have something worth listening to. Body of War is just...
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Lazy, shallow and repetitive, Phil Donahue's Body of War is one of the most incompetent documentaries to emerge from the Iraq war.
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