A stunning statement on how we mistreat our best and bravest young men.
Mostly a string of talking-head interviews, but those talking heads -- more than 16 men and women -- are compelling. full review
The Ground Truth powerfully documents the human cost of the Iraq war. full review
It's an edifying, upsetting film that offers a different perspective on the situation in the Middle East. full review
Those vets certainly deserve to be heard, but virtually every scene of the film tells us something we already knew.
This thoughtful, sensitive film, perhaps the most emotionally wrenching of all the Iraq documentaries, could have been made after any war. full review
I don't pretend to understand the pressures facing U.S. troops in Iraq, but I feel a little closer after witnessing The Ground Truth. full review
The substance of the movie is potent, and so powerfully presented by those who have fought and are still fighting a controversial war, that the message of Ground Truth cannot be dismissed. full review
The documentary any American with an opinion on our involvement in Iraq owes it to his or her conscience to see. full review
Even if you endorse the director's bullish peacenik stance, you may feel like picking an argument, for the unique thrill that only ambiguity can deliver. full review
Amid the continuing deluge of documentaries about the war in Iraq, Patricia Foulkrod's film The Ground Truth stands out as an especially pointed indictment of the American military's treatment of its own people on and off the battlefield.
Thanks largely to the brutal honesty of its subjects, The Ground Truth transcends the protest genre and delivers a much broader cautionary tale. full review
Patricia Foulkrod's film backs itself into a Support Our Troops corner, elegizing the soldiers. Iraqis do not figure in, except as bad memories. full review
Films like Top Gun and newscasts of 9/11 motivated some Americans to enlist. Thoughtful documentaries like The Ground Truth urge the rest of us to shoulder the consequences. full review