Metascore
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Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Apr 5, 2012
    60
    The execution is a bit clumsy, but the documentary MIS: Human Secret Weapon shines a light on an interesting bit of World War II history.
  2. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Apr 4, 2012
    60
    When one MIS vet refers to "American soldiers" and doesn't include himself, his son-in-law corrects him, but even after all of his service to his country, the man still feels excluded, a sense that the film powerfully communicates throughout.
  3. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Apr 8, 2012
    50
    Junichi Suzuki's documentary ratchets up the sentiment when a cooler touch would have sufficed.
  4. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Apr 5, 2012
    50
    The accompanying trove of archival footage and photos, however, helps break the occasional monotony; the juxtaposition of these elderly vets with snapshots of their 1940s-era, uniformed selves is always affecting.
  5. Reviewed by: Calum Marsh
    Apr 5, 2012
    12
    The documentary necessitates a degree of respect and sensitivity that makes it difficult to stress how bad it is.

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