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88
New York Daily News
Straightforward and immensely powerful, the movie offers a blunt assessment of the war from soldiers currently fighting it, and their perspective is not pretty.
75
Timeless and tragic.
70
Film Threat
The greatest accomplishment of Occupation: Dreamland is showing those of us on the home front that it really is possible, Republican howling to the contrary aside, to support our troops without supporting the war itself.
70
The A.V. Club
A powerful documentary about a squad of Army grunts patrolling the Iraqi city of Fallujah in late 2004.
70
Village Voice
A fair-minded (but hardly apolitical) grunt's-eye view of the war in Iraq that trusts the audience to draw its own conclusions.
70
The New York Times
Occupation: Dreamland presents a compelling study of composure and decency in the midst of overwhelming pointlessness.
60
Their stories add up to an unflattering picture of how the U.S. chooses its soldiers.
60
Variety
Helmers Garrett Scott and Ian Olds offer a sympathetic look at the average Joe doing duty in hell -- as well as a sharp indictment of the Pentagon's cavalier support for the troops.
50
Filmmakers Garrett Scott and Ian Olds offer a damning chronicle of failure and chaos.
50
New York Post
Misleadingly billed as a Fallujah documentary, Occupation: Dreamland covers a six-week period when not much was happening there.

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