Body of War Poster

Release Date: March 7th, 2008

DVD Release Date: October 28th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
In this documentary, Iraq War veteran Tomas Young returns from duty with a severed spine and post-traumatic stress disorder. As Young reflects on his experiences in combat and the high price he paid for going to fight in the Middle East, he begins to question the validity of the war in Iraq and the value of war in general. As Young transforms from shattered soldier to devout anti-war activist, the debate over the Iraq war rages through Congress and ignites public outrage.

Director: Phil Donahue, Ellen Spiro

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Sacrifice, Underdog, Soldier, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • This movie wants to help make things better. But it also -- fervently, and for a purpose -- holds a grudge. show more

  • Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro's powerful documentary takes a microcosmic look at the war and its devastation by focusing on a single casualty. show more

  • The parade of senators parroting the rationale for invasion - what we now know was misinformation - does not undermine Young's story. Given the private's eloquence, the flashbacks to 2002 are superfluous. show more

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