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  • Summary: Korengal picks up where Restrepo left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war.
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  1. Reviewed by: Jamie S. Rich
    Jun 26, 2014
    Junger smartly lets each individual be himself. Korengal seeks understanding, not judgment.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Jun 12, 2014
    Korengal is a bracing reminder of the inexplicable will to endure hell and come out the other side alive.
  3. Reviewed by: Lawrence Toppman
    Jul 10, 2014
    As in “Restrepo,” we never have the sense that Junger makes judgments. Near the end, soldiers in their 20s say their bonds with other servicemen run immeasurably deep, and they never expect to have relationships this meaningful with anyone else again.
  4. Reviewed by: David Ehrlich
    May 28, 2014
    Korengal isn’t a profound portrait of people fighting for our freedom, but a modest look at the human engine of the military-industrial complex.
  5. Reviewed by: Louis Black
    Jun 25, 2014
    Remarkably frank, Korengal espouses no one clear sentiment towards war.
  6. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    May 28, 2014
    The film is passionate, but not exactly revelatory.
  7. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    May 26, 2014
    The result is an alternately gripping and dully meandering patchwork of these soldiers' stay in the Korengal that pointedly shuns big-picture philosophizing.

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  1. Jan 27, 2015
    This documentary shows the reality of what happens in the war in the middle east, no propaganda, just a documentary displaying what theThis documentary shows the reality of what happens in the war in the middle east, no propaganda, just a documentary displaying what the solders did at outpost Restrepo in the Korengal valley. The Korengal valley was one of the most dangerous places to be deployed during the war, and the documentary covers the rawness of its actuality. It isn't just a video of their job, but a film depicting the real emotions of the war such as the loss of a fellow solider or the boredom from the long hours between the high adrenaline firefights. If you want to see something that depicts the war for what it really is, without any dramatizations or additional patriotism, then this is a perfect documentary for you. Expand