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Full Battle Rattle Review

  • Release Date: Jul 11, 2008
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 32 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Jesse Moss, Tony Gerber

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    72

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Variety Eddie Cockrell

    A so-so pic on an incendiary subject, Full Battle Rattle follows the training regimen of one battalion during engagement and occupation in one of 13 fake "villages" comprising a massive Iraq simulation somewhere in the Mojave Desert.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Village Voice J. Hoberman

    Set off by sprightly graphics and shimmering with over-bright colors, Full Battle Rattle has a fake transparency. The movie arouses, without gratifying, a desire to see the camera.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    It's all a bit bizarre. One soldier tellingly calls it "one big reality TV show," and the movie never makes clear whether such training does any good.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Gives a remarkably thorough and detailed account of the difficult conditions facing American soldiers in Iraq.

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