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This documentary, which begins at a low key, gradually becomes intense and psychologically complicated. Read full review
An honest, on-the-ground documentary about the lives of Americans fighting there. It has no spin. It's not left or right. Read full review
It's the epitome of an embedded war report, though Rademacher's at-ease scenes with the soldiers have some of the warmth and terse humor of Ernie Pyle's, and there's some hair-raising footage of a machine-gun firefight. Read full review
Well shot but generically scored, Brothers at War has its share of potent moments, most of them with Mr. Rademacher’s family in the States. Read full review
Allowed remarkable access, presumably because of the familial connections, Rademacher comes up with compellingly unfamiliar documentary footage. Read full review
Made with the full cooperation of the Pentagon, Brothers at War makes the war on-screen seem eminently winnable, eminently noble. Rademacher's desire to prove himself to himself, and to his soldier brothers, may stir different reactions among different audience members. And that's as it should be. Read full review
He does accomplish his main task, to take us into places civilians rarely go, and give witness to the immense challenges soldiers like his brothers face every second they’re required to be at war. Read full review
Harrowing, heroic, and occasionally gripping. Read full review
Rademacher's vigorous commitment to making the documentary, as well as to his large, close-knit family, deserves respect. Read full review
Provides some interesting perspectives but also veers dangerously close to vanity project. Read full review
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