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Based on 20 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Powerfully documents the human cost of the Iraq war. show more

  • 90
    James Greenberg The Hollywood Reporter

    Foulkrod's film is not about taking a political side, though it is clear she is strongly opposed to the war in Iraq. Her focus instead is on the dehumanizing of eager young men and their transformation into killing machines. show more

  • 100
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The documentary any American with an opinion on our involvement in Iraq owes it to his or her conscience to see. show more

  • 100

    This film, a raw howl of outrage and pain, is proudly one-sided, allowing a generation of wounded men and women to scream their betrayal. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    Compelling and intensely provocative. show more

  • 63
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Ends up feeling familiar. show more

  • 80
    Pete Vonder Haar Film Threat

    Far from being a mere polemic, The Ground Truth is bolstered immeasurably by Foulkrod’s almost exclusive use of interviews with actual veterans. show more

  • 67
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Foulkrod's film instead airs some of the hard-won truths learned by American soldiers from experience. show more

  • 83
    Sean Axmaker Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Anyone who claims to support the troops owes it to them to see the film and hear their stories. show more

  • 90

    Wrenching new documentary about returning veterans, may not single-handedly reverse the trend of ignoring Iraq docs in theatrical release, but it should. show more

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