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Metascore

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90
Has an intimate, personal quality. Rather than showboating for the camera, the soldiers get to a deeper level, conveying a surprisingly reflective and aware sensibility.
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.
80
Superb documentary.
80
Dallas Observer
Scott and Olds' is an essential movie, and one of the year's very best.
75
Timeless and tragic.
70
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
A powerful documentary about a squad of Army grunts patrolling the Iraqi city of Fallujah in late 2004.
70
A fair-minded (but hardly apolitical) grunt's-eye view of the war in Iraq that trusts the audience to draw its own conclusions.
60
The Hollywood Reporter
Their stories add up to an unflattering picture of how the U.S. chooses its soldiers.
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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