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Rated: E · Review · Military · #2113782
Follow a organisation of Army National Guardsmen by a debate of avocation in Afghanistan.
Follow a organisation of Army National Guardsmen by a debate of avocation in Afghanistan.

Relying on hours and hours of helmet-cam footage to constraint a first-person comment of one fight team’s time in Afghanistan, Citizen Soldier emphasizes a partial played in stream wars by National Guard members who in unchanging life reason down sundry public jobs. Coming many years after other attention-getting docs with identical missions, a film will have a tough time attracting courtesy outward a village of veterans. But that doesn’t lessen a ability to put us in a boots of typical group balancing dullness with life-or-death movement on a daily basis.

Focused mostly on a handful of soldiers in a Oklahoma Army National Guard’s 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud’s film bounces constantly between 2011 margin footage and interviews hold good after a participants’ lapse home. The outcome is mostly informed as a film introduces a subjects (its concentration is too extended to move many of them to life as characters). But mid through, a knowledge of movement is some-more endless than in some other films: Where other good fight docs have finished some-more of a storytelling retrospectively, a directors here rebound around in-the-moment POV angles to keep us in a action.

Most endless is a long, late method in which, when one of their series is killed and falls down a mountain, several others contingency make a exhausting and dangerous try to collect his physique while underneath fire. Mike Trella’s score, reasonably Heartlandsy in other places, takes a brief spin into general action-movie mode, cheapening a play a bit. But in a impulse and in a comfort of municipal life, a participants make certain we never destroy to take it seriously.

Production Company: Strong Eagle Media

Distributor: Gravitas Ventures

Directors: David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud

Screenwriter: Eli Baldrige

Producers: David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud, Bert Bedrosian, Eran Harrill

Executive Producers: Charlie Anderson, Mike Camello, David L. Thompson, John Brenkus, Jason Mergott, Frank Sinton, Wendy R. Anderson, Mike Boettcher, Carlos Boettcher, B. Kevin Turner

Editor: Jason Mergott

Composer: Mike Trella

R, 104 minutes

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