Reviewed in July 2010
Directors: Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington. Documentary about a U.S. Army platoon holding down a dangerous post in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan. Interview subjects include Capt. Dan Kearney, Aron Hijar, Misha Pemble Belkin, Mark Patterson, Kyle Steiner, Bobby Wilson, Joshua McDonough, Kevin Rice, Sterling Jones, Miguel Cortez, Brandon Olson, Brendan O'Byrne, Dustin Henry, Angel Toves, David Old, Craig Vaughn
Twitter Capsule: Clearly valuable in some respects. But editing is erratic & POV is damagingly limited: visually, ethically, conceptually.

Photo © 2010 National Geographic Entertainment/
Outpost Films/Passion Pictures
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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Academy Award Nominations:
Best Documentary Feature

Other Awards:
Sundance Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize (Documentary)
National Board of Review: Best First Film
Satellite Awards: Best Picture (Documentary)

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