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The Tillman Story

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THE FOG OF WAR Pat Tillman and his brother Kevin in happier days before The Tillman Story
Donald Lee

The Tillman Story

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
104 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/20/10
performer:
Josh Brolin
director:
Amir Bar-Lev
distributor:
The Weinstein Company
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B+

Why make a documentary about a subject as well-covered by the media as Pat Tillman, the Arizona Cardinals star who put his football career on hold to join the U.S. Army Rangers? Because after Tillman was killed (by friendly fire) in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004, the way his tragic death was lied about, by both the Bush administration and the military, became a study in the evils of American political image manipulation. Amir Bar-Lev’s morally incisive The Tillman Story unravels the deceptions — and the deep dishonor — that inflated life-size valor into fake superheroism. B+

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