Hell and Back Again Synopsis
Filmmaker Danfung Dennis follows a wounded Marine from Afghanistan to his painful rehab at home.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Danfung Dennis presents a powerful depiction of the horrors and daily violence of our ongoing war in Afghanistan.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

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A superb, violent, jarring and daring documentary.
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Dennis's film attempts something few documentaries have: to inhabit the psyche of its subject.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
In its closing scenes, Hell and Back Again builds to an emotional and stylistic power that we didn't see coming.
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80

Empire

By David Parkinson
A tough but deeply rewarding watch. Search it out.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
As vital as the best war chronicles to come out in recent years, this is one every American ought to see.
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75

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
The film suggests that it doesn't really matter whether Harris ever gets back in uniform. He's forever carrying around a piece of...
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Dennis refuses to push a political agenda down viewers' throats. But the message of his film -- a breathlessly paced look at the realities...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The documentary Hell and Back Again may be the closest most civilians ever get to the reality of the war in Afghanistan.
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63

Slant Magazine

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Unlike most war documentaries, which tend to only skim the surface of its gun-toting subjects' lives, photojournalist Danfung Dennis's Hell...
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