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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 3 out of 20
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  1. Steve.
    Apr 27, 2008
    9
    Truth is hard to come by these days. You will watch aghast at our politicians who craftily use fear to sweep this country into an erroneous war. This movie looks beyond mainstream media and examines the true costs of war with a courageous hero who moves beyond his disability. Body of war is an inspirational movie for all of us to stand up to truth.
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60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. 78
    One of the most affecting and certainly the most intimate of the cinematic arguments against the war in Iraq yet made.
  2. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    50
    This movie wants to help make things better. But it also -- fervently, and for a purpose -- holds a grudge.
  3. Reviewed by: Alissa Simon
    60
    By documenting the difficult life of their paraplegic subject, helmers Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue succeed in personalizing some of the war's grim statistics, but the purview of their portrait feels too limited for the pic to play widely.