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  • 100
    John McMurtrie San Francisco Chronicle

    Sir! No Sir! is far from a dry rehashing of what may seem for some like ancient history. Driving guitar rock and lively editing add to the film's urgency. The voices of the veterans alone, however, make this an important and poignant film that can speak to any generation. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A riveting documentary. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    This is powerful stuff, offering us not only a new look at the past, but to the unavoidably relevant insights into the present. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Narrated by Troy Garity, whose mother, Jane Fonda, candidly discusses her involvement in the movement that seems to have faded from the collective conscience in the intervening years, the film does a commendable job in providing enlightenment. show more

  • 100
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Zieger's thoroughly researched film is a vital reminder that beginning in the mid-'60s, a few conscience-stricken military individuals -- including dermatologist Dr. Howard Levy, sickened by cynical attempts to win Vietnamese "hearts and minds" through medical treatment, and Navy nurse Susan Schnall, who wore her uniform to a civilian antiwar demonstration -- actively and openly voiced peace sentiments. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Sir! No Sir! is a documentary about an almost-forgotten fact of the Vietnam era: Anti-war sentiment among U.S. troops grew into a problem for the Pentagon. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    Sir! No Sir! honors those who fought, then questioned the morality of that fight, then joined the national protest. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Zeiger's movie is a timely salute to the risky and brave men and women who had the temerity not only to think for themselves but to speak their minds. show more

  • 63
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Informative and swiftly paced documentary. show more

  • 38
    New York Post

    Sir! No Sir! doesn't make a lot of sense, but it does have some fascinating footage of Jane Fonda, both as a dippy young protester and today, when she remains dazzled by her own legend. show more

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