Restrepo

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Released 2010

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Director:
Sebastian Junger
Released:
2010
Rating:
R
Restrepo follows Sebasatian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm, and photographer Tim Hetherington, who teamed up to spend a year embedded with the Second Platoon in Afghanistan, documenting the hard work, fear and brotherhood that come with repelling a deadly enemy. Hunkered down with the soldiers in one of the region's most strategic valleys, the filmmakers uncover the dark humor, sleepless surreality and constant anxiety of war in this Best Documentary winner at Sundance.

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  • 90

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    As the war in Afghanistan returns to the front pages and the national debate, we owe the men in Restrepo, at the very least, 90 minutes or so of our attention. If nothing else, thi...

  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Betsy Sharkey

    What Restrepo does so dramatically, so convincingly, is make the abstract concrete, giving the soldiers on the front lines faces and voices.

  • 70

    Variety

    But despite its remarkably intimate footage of war and loss, Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington's documentary suffers from the same problem as the ongoing U.S. drama in Afghanis...

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