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Based on 14 Reviews
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  • 80
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    While the men are Danish, there is a universality to their story and a vitality in the filmmaking that should see the documentary in demand around the world. show more

  • 50
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    Armadillo tells us lots of things we shouldn't be so naïve as to think we don't already know. Maybe we need to see these things again and again, just so we don't lose sight of the costs and risks of the wars in which American and European soldiers are currently engaged. show more

  • 75
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Armadillo is a work of stunningly difficult filmmaking, going out on patrol with the soldiers and diving for cover amid the pop of bullets and blasts of artillery. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Metz is another artist more interested in war's side effects than combat itself, although he and his crew are embedded for battle. show more

  • 50
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    There's little new in Armadillo. show more

  • 80
    Phil de Semlyen Empire

    Moving, complex and brutal, it's an outstanding film about men at war. show more

  • 80
    Eric Hynes Time Out New York

    It's a sickening but stunning portrait of combat that looks past notions of bravery or brutality, guilt or innocence, to bear witness to a thoroughly besieged humanity. show more

  • 60
    Boxoffice Magazine

    With perspective firmly confined to the soldiers, Armadillo has inevitably invited many comparisons to "Restrepo," last year's Oscar nominated documentary about Western forces trying to gain ground in Afghanistan. But "Restrepo" is by far the better film. show more

  • 91
    Shawn Levy Portland Oregonian

    The combination of immediacy and intimacy in Armadillo is exceedingly rare. show more

  • 100
    Andrew O'Hehir

    It's a brilliant work of cinema, a nonfiction film as intense and visceral as any drama, and an emotional and moral experience that feels horrifying and exhilarating at almost the same moment. show more

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