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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    He does accomplish his main task, to take us into places civilians rarely go, and give witness to the immense challenges soldiers like his brothers face every second they’re required to be at war. show more

  • 65
    Bob Mondello NPR

    Allowed remarkable access, presumably because of the familial connections, Rademacher comes up with compellingly unfamiliar documentary footage. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    An honest, on-the-ground documentary about the lives of Americans fighting there. It has no spin. It's not left or right. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    This documentary, which begins at a low key, gradually becomes intense and psychologically complicated. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Made with the full cooperation of the Pentagon, Brothers at War makes the war on-screen seem eminently winnable, eminently noble. Rademacher's desire to prove himself to himself, and to his soldier brothers, may stir different reactions among different audience members. And that's as it should be. show more

  • 60
    Film Threat

    Harrowing, heroic, and occasionally gripping. show more

  • 70
    Laura Kern The New York Times

    Well shot but generically scored, Brothers at War has its share of potent moments, most of them with Mr. Rademacher’s family in the States. show more

  • 70
    J.R. Jones Chicago Reader

    It's the epitome of an embedded war report, though Rademacher's at-ease scenes with the soldiers have some of the warmth and terse humor of Ernie Pyle's, and there's some hair-raising footage of a machine-gun firefight. show more

  • 60
    Los Angeles Times

    Rademacher's vigorous commitment to making the documentary, as well as to his large, close-knit family, deserves respect. show more

  • 60
    Variety

    Provides some interesting perspectives but also veers dangerously close to vanity project. show more

  • May 08, 2009 dexterbusfinance
    Report This User

    My daughters asked "what was it like to be in war&************* this movie and you will understand.

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