- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2005 1 Jan
In the occupation of Baghdad, the "Gunners" are a group of American soldiers in the 2/3 Field Artillery. And they're talking right to the camera in the gripping documentary
But in spite of the film's volatile context,
He does, however, feel the film deserved an R-rating. When the filmmakers appealed the original R-rating, they persuaded the MPAA to downgrade it to a PG-13, in spite of its harsh language. (Reel News covered this story a few weeks ago.)
David DiCerto (Catholic News Service) calls it "a raw and unfocused but affecting anti-war documentary. Though the inclusion of voices who feel that their presence is making a positive difference would have provided more balance,
Mainstream critics are praising it as "riveting and indispensable."