• Released
  • March 22, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • PG , 1 hr 25 min
  • Documentary
  • 88 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: MURPH: The Protector is a documentary based on fallen Navy SEAL LT Michael Murphy's life of honor.

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The New York Times

Murph: The Protector reminds us of the valor expended on distant front lines and the holes left at home.
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75

Washington Post

By Sean O’Connell
The challenge for any filmmaker wanting to convey the personal tales of our nation’s armed forces likely lies in finding a narrative as...
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75

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
We’re reminded not just of sacrifice, but of those to whom service is a genuine calling and what that bandied-about word “hero” really...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Bringing a much needed personal perspective to a war that has claimed thousands of American lives, the film nonetheless suffers from a...
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60

Variety

The serviceable documentary Murph: The Protector could hardly fail to be an emotionally potent experience.
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40

Village Voice

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Such an uncomplicated portrait may be faithful to Murphy...Yet, no matter its veracity, that veneration is the only point conveyed...
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38

Slant Magazine

One wonders if the filmmakers ever asked themselves who their film was intended for, or if it was at least a consciously self-serving...
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Rated PG | For Thematic material and some language