Brothers at War


Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13

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  1. 60
    Harrowing, heroic, and occasionally gripping.
  2. Reviewed by: Alissa Simon
    Provides some interesting perspectives but also veers dangerously close to vanity project.
  3. He does accomplish his main task, to take us into places civilians rarely go, and give witness to the immense challenges soldiers like his brothers face every second they’re required to be at war.
  4. Rademacher's vigorous commitment to making the documentary, as well as to his large, close-knit family, deserves respect.
  5. 50
    It’s practically a feature-length infomercial for the military.
  6. 50
    There are much better Iraq documentaries than this one, but Brothers at War distinguishes itself by peering out over the emotional chasm between soldiers and their families.
  7. 50
    I can, however, object to the bathetic, misty score and the endless close-ups of American babies to remind us "what we're fighting for"--and to the filmmaker's belief that support for our troops and support for their mission are one in the same. Just because Rademacher believes his film to be "non-partisan" does not make it so.

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