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Murph: The Protector Review

  • Release Date: Mar 22, 2013
  • Rated: Thematic material and some language
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 25 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Scott Mactavish

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

  • 3.0
    60

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Such an uncomplicated portrait may be faithful to Murphy...Yet, no matter its veracity, that veneration is the only point conveyed throughout, and in cinematic terms, it renders Murph: The Protector a one-note hagiography, no matter how convincing and affecting its portrait of unimpeachable courage.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Variety

    The serviceable documentary Murph: The Protector could hardly fail to be an emotionally potent experience.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    Bringing a much needed personal perspective to a war that has claimed thousands of American lives, the film nonetheless suffers from a hagiographic quality that, from everything we hear expressed about its self-effacing subject, would have disturbed even him.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The New York Times

    Murph: The Protector reminds us of the valor expended on distant front lines and the holes left at home.

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