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Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 15 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The filmmakers offer no commentary. We watch. And what we see is explosive, deeply moving and impossible to shake. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Watching the film one comes away feeling the bond that links these guys. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    This movie will stir your heart and open your mind. It's a group portrait of practicing patriots. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    According to this courageous, you-are-there documentary, the platoon took enemy fire almost every day, perhaps the longest exposure to combat the U.S. has engaged in since World War II. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Even after experiencing the film, what they've gone through - and how they deal with it - deliberately remains a mystery. show more

  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    In-depth account of Army deployment in an Afghanistan hotspot shows soldiering at its most rugged. show more

  • 85
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    The low-key quality of the filmmaking in Restrepo only intensifies the reality of how much these kids are risking. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There is the sense they're fighting for each other more than for ideology. show more

  • 100
    Mike Scott New Orleans Times-Picayune

    A film that is beautiful, harrowing, heartbreaking -- and necessary. show more

  • 88
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The film is unusually free of cant and the usual trappings of war docs. There is no voice-over narration and very little dramatic underscoring. Right or wrong, the filmmakers shave matters of political policy and contextual analysis clean off the finished product, which runs a tight 94 minutes. show more

  • May 14, 2011 pachecolily
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    this movie makes me wonder .....who has the heart to someone elses son, brother, husband, or close member of the family and not want to hate the situation.. is all this killing and trauma for life to the solders out there worth it at the end....I DON\'T THINK SO...

  • January 01, 2011 BlackOPPSXOXO
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    This was definitely the best documentary i have ever seen!! You will Love it!

  • December 18, 2010 CorbalisKyle
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    awesome movie real eyeopener since im joining the army gives a reality check true brothers in arms just an awesome movie highly highly recommend...

  • December 08, 2010 xxmiamiboy305xx
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    awesome movie! especially if you are military.

  • September 18, 2010 fpusaf
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    You may forget whatever you imagined you knew about how war really is for OUR guys!

  • August 30, 2010 sacgle
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    Right up there with Platoon for getting it right and this is real footage.

  • August 27, 2010 semperfrac
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    This is not a war "movie". This was filmed during an embedded reporter/writer's time with an active unit in the Valley. The writer wrote an excellent book about what he witnessed which is called "War". Very intense and very honest. No nonsense. No right or left wing insinuations about the war or its execution so don't go in looking for validation of your pro or anti war opinions. Just accept it as a simple and honest look into the life of a combat infantryman.

  • August 20, 2010 welcome salasrms
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    A super realistic movie showing the true heros and their behavior in our war. No rodeo-drive actors, Stallone, J. Wayne, but young men carring a heavy load in their hands. Too bad these movies do not last in theaters. Some adults saw the true scenes of war and left. Yet, at the same time they enjoy Vampire movies. Best war movie, I've seen.

  • August 15, 2010 sk8aholic
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    My son is serving in Afghanistan and I was eager to see Restrepo for the genuine story of what our boots on the ground are going through. It was second only to peeking through the window to see ********* really like on the battle fields of Afghanistan. I'm seeing it again today. HOOAH to our soldiers!

  • August 08, 2010 highlo1244
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    Shows it like it is and what the stress and boredom really does.

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