Operation Homecoming No film can "capture" the experience of combat, but this eloquent and moving documentary brings us closer to the emotions (principally boredom and terror) of… Operation Homecoming No film can "capture" the experience of combat, but this eloquent and moving documentary brings us closer to the emotions (principally boredom and terror) of… 2007-02-09 Unrated PT81M Documentary The Documentary Group
Movie Review

Operation Homecoming (2007)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
Image credit: Richard Schoenberg
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Feb 09, 2007; Rated: Unrated; Length: 81 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: The Documentary Group

No film can ''capture'' the experience of combat, but this eloquent and moving documentary brings us closer to the emotions (principally boredom and terror) of the soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan than perhaps any previous examination. It features interviews with infantrymen, but mostly it showcases their words: searing, intimate diaries of the agony and banality of battle, read by actors who make the testimony sting. The film scrapes off any glamour to reveal the eyes of bravery — looking straight into death, with no reward but survival.

Originally posted Apr 04, 2007 Published in issue #929 Apr 13, 2007 Order article reprints
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