• Brothers at War (2009)

Brothers at War

Release Date: March 13th, 2009

DVD Release Date: January 12th, 2010

R |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

Filmmaker Jake Rademacher embeds himself with four combat units, as he documents his brothers' experiences as soldiers in Iraq. Rademacher witnesses secret reconnaissance missions on the Syrian border, sniper "hide sites" in the Sunni Triangle and fierce gun battles with the Iraqi Army. After Rademacher follows his brothers home to the U.S., he records the ripple effect their life-threatening work has had on friends and family.

Director: Jake Rademacher

Genres: War , Documentary

Keywords: 2000s, Soldier, Family, Brother, Emotional, Survival

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Kyle SmithNew York Post

    This documentary, which begins at a low key, gradually becomes intense and psychologically complicated. show more

  • 65
    Bob MondelloNPR

    Allowed remarkable access, presumably because of the familial connections, Rademacher comes up with compellingly unfamiliar documentary footage. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    An honest, on-the-ground documentary about the lives of Americans fighting there. It has no spin. It's not left or right. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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