Restrepo

Restrepo

By Tim Hetherington

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2010-06-27
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Director: Tim Hetherington
  • Production Company: Outpost Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
7.4/10
7.4
From 245 Ratings

Description

Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for documentary, RESTREPO chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. The movie focuses on 15 soldiers based at "Outpost Restrepo," named after a platoon medic killed early in the deployment. Filmed by author Sebastian Junger ("War") and award-winning photographer Tim Hetherington, RESTREPO takes viewers on their own 90-minute deployment, without comment or agenda. This is war, full stop. A National Geographic Entertainment release.

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  • Must Watch for Combat Arms

    5
    By Lowca_613
    I saw a lot of reviews saying that everything done here was pointless but as I’m watching this, I see what they’re trying to achieve. It’s definitely a must watch for anyone who just joined a combat arms job or is thinking about joining. It doesn’t romanticize war, it shows the reality of what war is like. I will recommend this to anyone I meet.
  • It was so good it was depressing

    5
    By Joeyjojoshabadu
    War is such a mess, and this documentary showed that.
  • Great doc

    5
    By CareBearSucks
    Great doc
  • Very depressing

    1
    By Pushba
    This is not a fun movie you want to own or watch again. It shows the plotless wars with no purpose or exit strategy of any kind. I would never watch this movie again.
  • Speechless

    5
    By Yecartekim
    I’m a film fanatic. I’ve seen pretty much every picture at one time or another. There’s never been a documentary or feature that impacted me to this degree. Not even close. It felt like someone physically punched my in the gut. To characterize what Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger accomplished here as simply a movie really doesn’t do it justice. This was an experience. It’s one I will never forget and one that I don’t want to forget. It reinforced my disdain for war while dramatically enhancing the empathy and understanding I have of the soldiers who fight in these horrific conflicts.
  • Restrepo

    1
    By Mikesterama
    Wow, seems like a waste of time, money and human life to be there! I really don’t think these people are a threat as long we’re not occupying their country. Cruising around shoeless on their donkeys doesn’t seem to be a big threat to come across the world to get us!
  • Heartbreakingly Wonderful

    4
    By HeyChipLane
    Restrepo displays the bonds our soldiers develop during training and deployment and the honest, gutwrenching feelings they have as their friends perish in battle. Hats off to the filmmakers for not trying to add or recreate any additional facts.
  • Embarrassing

    1
    By RHC86
    The video portion showed it like it was and still in AFG. However, every key officer and NCO from the BN down should have been relieved for the lack leadership and demonstrating how NOT to lead Soldiers.
  • Truly Great

    5
    By Mister Strick9
    This is hands down the best documentary I've ever seen. It shows you how real it really is.
  • Belongs in a special category I call “Required Viewing"

    5
    By Studly Field Mouse
    When you get into the real belly of the real monster that war is, it should make you wiser. Among my many thoughts were, “if GoPro cameras came into existence 75 years ago, showing us the horror and in some cases, folly, of war, we’d have made much wiser choices about it over the years.” It was just heart breaking to witness these young men enduring all the stress of combat and the heartbreak of seeing some of their brother soldiers die in front of them. (Now we need a documentary that details the outrageous spending required to maintain and further our massive Federal Death Machine.)

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