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  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    An intense and affecting report on the experiences of U.S. troops in one of the most dangerous areas of Afghanistan. show more

  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    The new film adds slices to our understanding of life in this war but not so much so that it feels essential. show more

  • 75
    Bill Stamets Chicago Sun-Times

    Instead of venturing outside Outpost Restrepo, we hear what the soldiers feel about their 15-month deployment. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Korengal is a more diffuse film than “Restrepo,” less reportorial, and not nearly as emotionally overpowering. show more

  • 63
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    The film is passionate, but not exactly revelatory. show more

  • 50
    Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine

    The result is an alternately gripping and dully meandering patchwork of these soldiers' stay in the Korengal that pointedly shuns big-picture philosophizing. show more

  • 80
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    If it is not as urgent as the first film, this is still an excellent companion piece. Together, the movies paint a complete picture of the physicality and mentality of war, and it is riveting. show more

  • 70
    David Ehrlich The Dissolve

    Korengal isn’t a profound portrait of people fighting for our freedom, but a modest look at the human engine of the military-industrial complex. show more

  • 60
    David Parkinson Empire

    Despite visceral moments, it often feels like an excuse to use footage that didn’t make the 2010 film. show more

  • 60
    James Mottram Total Film

    It’s absorbing to a point, but adds little to what’s gone before. show more

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