Restrepo Synopsis
A platoon spends a year in one of Afghanistan.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This movie will stir your heart and open your mind. It's a group portrait of practicing patriots.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There is the sense they're fighting for each other more than for ideology.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
According to this courageous, you-are-there documentary, the platoon took enemy fire almost every day, perhaps the longest exposure to...
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By Stephanie Zacharek
The low-key quality of the filmmaking in Restrepo only intensifies the reality of how much these kids are risking.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Watching the film one comes away feeling the bond that links these guys.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie puts us so close to so much yet keeps its emotional distance -- as if to say, no matter how much we see, we'll never truly know.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The filmmakers offer no commentary. We watch. And what we see is explosive, deeply moving and impossible to shake.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
In-depth account of Army deployment in an Afghanistan hotspot shows soldiering at its most rugged.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's doubtful you'll ever see a combat documentary that channels the chaos of war as thoroughly as this one.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Even after experiencing the film, what they've gone through - and how they deal with it - deliberately remains a mystery.
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By erictholmes
Recaps a year in the "Stan," for a company of Airborne Grunts. Slow in parts, but isn't war like that? Different than the preview, which was very melodramatic. Went with my wife, who fell asleep...

Brilliantly executed

By redyeah
To get the footage seen in this film had to be damn near impossible. But it paid off to say the least. So emotionally investing. Gives war a real face. And a dark, grim, dirty face at that. This has...

Every adult American should see this film!

By kuthcons
This film is raw and emotional. It leaves you with a greater respect for our military, especially those in combat. I was moved....

Five Word Review

By Ramjet2001
Afghanistan war doc must see!...

Great look into the reality of fighting men

By mira99
I admit that it wasn't easy to sit through this movie. I disagree with anyone saying that this movie glorified war. Very much the opposite. What made it painful to me was the division that I felt. I...

Even if you think you know what war is like, you probably don't.

By mouse_
This film should be universally viewed; however, specifically, as Americans & taxpayers who pay for these foreign engagements - despite our personal politics - this documentary is important,...

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By Firebird 62
Epic Amazing A Must See...

Absolutely Amazing, a must see for every American

By ROBD2503
I was fortunate enough to serve in that damn Valley fighting alongside this great platoon. This is an absolutely outstanding rendering of combat for the true front-line soldier. The movie is...

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By Mike_in_Pennsylvania
On the of my seat......

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Rated R | For some descriptions of violence and language throughout