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Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A riveting and indispensable record of the war in Iraq because it comes from the men who lived it. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The best glimpse yet of what it's like to be in Iraq. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Rousing, provocative film. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Despite the jumpy, ride-along camera work and the ever-present threat of engagement, a certain tedium sets in during the film. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Provides an intimate, nonpoliticized, uncensored and totally unappealing look at the lives of U.S. soldiers serving during a grim and uncertain period of insurgency. show more

  • 70
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    A lack of artful filmmaking doesn't detract from the dramatic impact of this fly-on-the-wall, cinema verite documentary. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Illuminating, disturbing, evenhanded. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A ground-level documentary, messy and immediate, about the daily life of a combat soldier in Iraq. It is not pro-war or anti-war. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    In a simple, direct manner, Gunner Palace reminds you that the thousands of faceless, nameless troops in Iraq are still there after you switch off CNN. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Works purely as a series of complex snapshots of the conflict in Iraq. show more

  • October 11, 2011 iq00000000102935
    Report This User

    A remarkable film. It tells the truth about the war going on from the soldiers perspective.

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