Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
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  1. Reviewed by: David Chute
    Oct 6, 2013
    The serviceable documentary Murph: The Protector could hardly fail to be an emotionally potent experience.
  2. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Mar 26, 2013
    Bringing a much needed personal perspective to a war that has claimed thousands of American lives, the film nonetheless suffers from a hagiographic quality that, from everything we hear expressed about its self-effacing subject, would have disturbed even him.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff [Not Credited]
    Mar 25, 2013
    Such an uncomplicated portrait may be faithful to Murphy...Yet, no matter its veracity, that veneration is the only point conveyed throughout, and in cinematic terms, it renders Murph: The Protector a one-note hagiography, no matter how convincing and affecting its portrait of unimpeachable courage.

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