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  • Summary: This documentary examines the resistance to the Vietnam war within the military.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    Zieger's thoroughly researched film is a vital reminder that beginning in the mid-'60s, a few conscience-stricken military individuals -- including dermatologist Dr. Howard Levy, sickened by cynical attempts to win Vietnamese "hearts and minds" through medical treatment, and Navy nurse Susan Schnall, who wore her uniform to a civilian antiwar demonstration -- actively and openly voiced peace sentiments.
  2. 80
    Zeiger's superb documentary about the Vietnam War era's GI protest movement is jammed with incident and anecdote and moves with nearly as much breathless momentum as the movement itself.
  3. 75
    Zeiger's movie is a timely salute to the risky and brave men and women who had the temerity not only to think for themselves but to speak their minds.
  4. Narrated by Troy Garity, whose mother, Jane Fonda, candidly discusses her involvement in the movement that seems to have faded from the collective conscience in the intervening years, the film does a commendable job in providing enlightenment.
  5. Reviewed by: Bill Gallo
    As it is, this one is compelling enough, a potent mix of outrage, residual anger, and sorrow that speaks not just to the legacy of our misadventures in Vietnam, but to the entire uncertain future of a nation at war.
  6. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Sir! No Sir! doesn't make a lot of sense, but it does have some fascinating footage of Jane Fonda, both as a dippy young protester and today, when she remains dazzled by her own legend.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. DeborahS.
    Jan 1, 2007
    It is amazing to witness the intelligence, especially the capacity for critical thinking, evinced by these soldiers and to see their courage in standing up against a corrupt, lying, murderous government. We could use more people like those in the 60's anti-war movement today, both inside and outside the military. This is a wonderful, inspiring documentary about a very horrible example of U.S. imperialism and how it can be resisted. Collapse
  2. SteveH
    Jan 4, 2007
    The documentary starts slow but captures your interest quickly. I didn't realize how big the anit-war movement was (a I was child at the time) and all the disinformation that was coming from our government. Regardless of what other reviewers say, this documentary is not about Jane Fonda. Yes, she has seuqences in the movie but remember, love her or hate her, she was part of the movement. Young people should see this movie as it may foreshawdow events concerning the Iraq war. Expand
  3. BP
    Jul 6, 2006
    This movies was made to make Fonda look like a social hero. Shes not!