• Restrepo (2010)


Release Date: June 25th, 2010

DVD Release Date: December 7th, 2010

R |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

Photographer Tim Hetherington and journalist Sebastian Junger allow the realities of war to speak for themselves in this unnarrated documentary about a U.S. platoon in Afghanistan. The men of Second Platoon, Battle Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade teeter from naivete to weariness as months of alternating boredom and fighting take their toll. The loss of medic Juan "Doc" Restrepo leads the platoon to name an outpost in the remote Korengal Valley after him.

Director: Tim Hetherington , Sebastian Junger

Genres: Documentary , War

Production Co: Outpost Films

Keywords: Gripping, Soldier, Sacrifice, Dark, Fall, Death, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

  • 88
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia 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

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

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

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Nominated Documentary (Feature)