The Hornet's Nest
Release Date: May 23rd, 2014
R|1 hr. 35 min.
Journalists Mike and Carlos Boettcher follow U.S. troops during nine harrowing days of combat in Afghanistan.
Distributor: Freestyle Releasing LLC
It becomes clear pretty quickly that Mike and Carlos Boettcher's insider perspective allows for close to no context beyond what their cameras directly capture. show more
The Hornet's Nest serves as a somewhat effective bonding exercise for father and son. But the best of what it has to offer moves beyond that, and puts us alongside the people fighting a daily battle and, sometimes, heartbreakingly, losing the fight. show more
The filmmakers don’t bother to dig into the psychology of their subjects, or even get to know them as anything more than symbols. show more