Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Has an intimate, personal quality. Rather than showboating for the camera, the soldiers get to a deeper level, conveying a surprisingly reflective and aware sensibility.
  2. Straightforward and immensely powerful, the movie offers a blunt assessment of the war from soldiers currently fighting it, and their perspective is not pretty.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. zj
    Oct 2, 2005
    Those looking for a shoot'em-up testosterone fix will be sorely disappointed. Instead, this movie documents the day-to-day experience of the everyman soldier, the irony being that even though no one in the unit dies during the filming, the whole exercise of the occupation nonetheless comes off just as pointless, misguided and ultimately tragic. Full Review »
  2. JeffS.
    Sep 27, 2005
    Every American should see this film.
  3. AddyP.
    Sep 26, 2005
    This film is advertised as "The Falluja Film", but it was filmed almost two years ago and has little to do with the two battles for Falluja--in April and November 2004. Viewer beware. It's pretty tame stuff, but offers some insight into the lives of ordinary US troops. Full Review »