An account of the Haditha killings of 24 civilians.
" ...some auds might even momentarily confuse Battle with a docu, and the actors play a major role in creating this illusion. "
" ...the film retains many of the cinema verite qualities of Broomfield's previous works, lending it a powerful, devastating immediacy. "
" An engaging Iraqudrama that straddles the line between blistering expose and Spielbergian heart-tugger. "
" Films about the Iraq war continue to come and, I hope, will keep coming. Among the most recent, The Battle for Haditha is especially notable. "
" In Battle for Haditha the British filmmaker Nick Broomfield revisits a wretched chapter of the war in Iraq. "
" Clooney's movie is a slow-witted, occasionally agreeable retread of numerous WWII band-of-brothers flicks its director no doubt watched on TV as a 1970s teenager. "
" It's a hell of a picture. "
" Lacking in subtlety and nuance, Broomfield's nerve-jangling movie nonetheless succeeds in showing the war from various vantage points. And from wherever one's standing, the view is profoundly disturbing. "
" The killing of 24 Iraqi civilians by U.S. marines in November 2005 is still so clouded by cover-up that the last thing anyone needs now is an improvised drama about the tragedy by UK gonzo documentarian Nick Broomfield. "
" This film by Nick Broomfield, which superficially resembles Brian De Palma's Redacted in that it is a mockumentary based on real, horrible events, is a 90-minute libel against the Marine Corps. "
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