The Kill Team Reviews

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November 25, 2019
In making Briggman less indecisive about the call to turn in his squad, the film doesn't allow for Deeks' justifications for his crimes to take hold.
November 25, 2019
Hopefully, word-of-mouth is enough to make The Kill Team a hit.
November 12, 2019
Skarsgard excels in the film based on a true story and the 2014 Krauss documentary. Gripping. A must-see.
October 31, 2019
The Kill Team's depiction of toxic masculinity and bloodthirstiness within the U.S. Army is blunted by an overly passive lead performance and a lack of specificity in its storytelling.
October 31, 2019
The Kill Team is an excellent and haunting film, believably acted, and flawlessly directed, that dives deep into a contemporary soldier's story in the war of Afghanistan.
October 31, 2019
The Kill Team is lean, sincere, impassioned filmmaking, yet it fails to leave as much of an impression as it clearly wants to.
October 30, 2019
Why make a feature film based on your own documentary?
October 28, 2019
It's actually the second half I found the most compelling... I find the last 30 minutes the most interesting of all, but [director Dan Krauss] doesn't explore it as much as I wish he would.
October 28, 2019
It's a very intense film. It is thrilling, but knowing that this all actually happened made it a little bit different for me.
October 28, 2019
A true strength of this film is its willingness to honestly portray the shortcomings of military procedure and how war crimes this brazen can happen under this country's nose.
October 26, 2019
Another potent expression of a theme that has become unhappily common in films about America's recent wartime experience.
October 26, 2019
The director's less equals more approach, allows Kill Team narrow focus despite having little new to offer in the way of military corruption.
October 26, 2019
[Even] at only a scant 87-minutes I had trouble maintaining interest in all that was happening all the way through to the end.
October 25, 2019
This is not just another war movie. This time, the enemy is the home team, proving that not all soldiers are saints.
October 25, 2019
Krauss digs into the murky, uneasy morality of wartime, but "The Kill Team" doesn't quite convey the brutality of these crimes with the same power that news accounts or even Krauss' own documentary have.
October 25, 2019
"The Kill Team" is so skillfully made, sharply paced (it clocks in under 90 minutes), and generally well-acted (Skarsgard in particular) that its flaws are easy to forgive.
October 25, 2019
The Kill Team paints a harrowing picture of humanity's worst instincts. Its lean runtime and pragmatic approach reinforcing how easily civilization slips away.
October 25, 2019
It's recommended for Nat Wolff completionists, but those interested in the story are better off viewing the director's riveting, challenging documentary of the same name.
October 25, 2019
This war drama, written and directed by Dan Krauss and based on his own same-named 2013 documentary, is tense and compact but also morally nuanced. It stays complex rather than finding solutions.
October 25, 2019
A nuanced look at a harrowing true story.
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