Occupation: Dreamland Image
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  • Summary: This documentary is an unflinchingly candid portrait of a squad of American soldiers deployed in the doomed Iraq city of Falluja during the winter of 2004. (Rumur Releasing)
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.
  3. Reviewed by: Jessica Winter
    80
    Superb documentary.
  4. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    70
    Occupation: Dreamland presents a compelling study of composure and decency in the midst of overwhelming pointlessness.
  5. 70
    A fair-minded (but hardly apolitical) grunt's-eye view of the war in Iraq that trusts the audience to draw its own conclusions.
  6. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    60
    Their stories add up to an unflattering picture of how the U.S. chooses its soldiers.
  7. It's a movie with the exciting parts cut out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3