Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Steven Winn
    100
    The unnerving brilliance of the film owes to the director's skill at assembling information and allowing it to speak for itself.
  2. Reviewed by: Don Druker
    90
    A masterful documentary, one of the most unsettling discussions of Vietnam and its aftermath ever to appear in any medium.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. RitB
    Dec 28, 2006
    1
    This film is as much a documentary as is Mel Brooks' movie: History of the World Part 1. I'm a Vietnam vet and thought the war was This film is as much a documentary as is Mel Brooks' movie: History of the World Part 1. I'm a Vietnam vet and thought the war was a mistake when I was there, and still feel that way. I thought I might learn something by seeing this movie but all I learned was how NOT to make a documentary film. This was so biased and so slanted in an effort to make it's 'war is bad' message, that it borders on the absurd and it insults the viewer's intelligence. The critics who praise this movie have the IQ of tree bark. Full Review »