Father Soldier Son

Father Soldier Son

Father Soldier Son

Netflix documentary following a critically wounded soldier in Afghanistan who returns to his family. Over the course of ten years, the film charts the struggles of fatherhood in the shadow of PTSD and how the family - his sons in particular - grow alongside their wounded patriarch.

202099 minsUSA
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Father Soldier Son / Reviews

The Guardian

The Guardian

It’s an intimate portrait that at times borders on meandering but it remains free of judgment throughout, with Einhorn and Davis using their background as journalists to let the story happen without coercion or commentary.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Like life, it sometimes skips years, only to land on an evening that feels like an epoch.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Its easygoing structure may also be what makes it feel so intimate. Davis and Einhorn — both of whom are New York Times reporters — don’t have to spell out codes of masculinity, familial duty and love for one’s country. Instead, we’re allowed to bear witness as Eisch and his family show us what those values mean to them.

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Variety

Variety

While the permanent fixture aspect of the airport reunion should vex, the emotion of it never gets old. It gets another powerful closeup in “Father Soldier Son,” journalists Catrin Einhorn and Leslye Davis’ finely cut gem of a documentary...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The result is a deeply intimate and revealing family portrait that proves admirable in its objectivity if occasionally frustrating in its sprawling sketchiness.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Directors Leslye Davis and Catrin Einhorn present the film in an intimate, unobtrusive, understated style. They have the luxury of time so everyone on screen is completely relaxed and open, seemingly forgetting the cameras are there.

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