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[A] brilliant, deceptively complex portrait. The Tillman Story is an illustrative, cautionary tale, a fact-finding mission that was ultimately stonewalled by Congress, as we witness in heartbreaking footage of the cover-up hearings.

What begins as an examination of a coverup blossoms into a fascinating story of the American public and its desire for a patriotic martyr no matter the cost. The film is about the death of football player turned U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman in the war in Afghanistan, the coverup of the true circumstances of his death, and his family's struggle to unearth the truth. Pat Tillman never thought of himself as a hero.

It was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. It's that, for us, war has always been the stuff of glory ... Like Pat Tillman himself, apparently, Amir Bar-Lev's movie stubbornly refuses to fit neatly into a box and come up with traditional, rousing solutions. Reportedly, Bar-Lev wanted to call it I'm Pat Fucking Tillman after the last words of the man himself...My own suggestion would be Blasting Through Bullshit: The Pat Tillman Cover-up.

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The Tillman Story, the documentary about George Tillman, the American Football player who joined the U.S. Army after the Twin Towers were attacked and was killed in action, and made to look like an all-American hero while in fact it seems he was killed in friendly fire, has been assigned an R rating by the MPAA and the story is racing around the media like mad. If the film contains the bad language then it deserves the R rating as according to the MPAA, and that means that anyone under seventeen needs a parent with them to see it. [Blu-ray]. | Green Zone ». So what's the big deal? Meanwhile Harvey Weinstein has come out and defended the film too, but he's also missing the point of the classification: Well your teenage daughter can see the film, read this section again: So they say it's not appropriate for young kids to see the film, and to me that means young, but as long as anyone under seventeen has a parent with them then they can see it. The Tillman Story fights R rating, but why?

Bar-Lev's documentary's greatest service isn't in recounting the Army's back-pedaling so much as underscoring how communal needs and family grief don't perfectly align. Read full review.

While some are saying this is ideal marketing for the Weinstein Company, I think perhaps they are just trying to make sure the film gets the best chance for the biggest audience, whether that's profit or moral orientated, what does it matter? and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. The tragic details of a football hero's death and the ugly efforts of deceitful career generals to hide the truth. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. Beyond that, however, the movie doesn’t go anywhere.
Here's what the MPAA say themselves: Well it sounds like a true life war story would indeed contain some bad language, and possibly excessive use thereof. « Stallone talks Poe and Rambo |

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It's no mistake that the film's (anti-)resolving image is a statue of Tillman, frozen in time as a heroic but Sphynx-like riddle. Don't have an account? The Tillman Story is a 2010 American documentary film directed by Amir Bar-Lev. Keep reading or they will keep teasing this innocent dog. The Expendables: It's the ultimate team-up of all ... Yogi Bear: the movie gets an unintentionally(?) The documentary does a fine job of laying out the very personal story. The action films didn't get smaller, we just got o... Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics gets a trailer. A Film Blog that strives to be Art. With Pat Tillman, Josh Brolin, Mary Tillman, Russell Baer. By the way, "The Tillman Story" has an R rating because of language. Now that doesn't mean I agree with the MPAA and how they make a lot of their decisions, but that classification system is clear and it does seem like a perfect fit. The Empire Strikes Back as a silent movie. Hatchet II to open nationally in wide-release in i... "Ice to meet you!" All rights reserved. and the Terms and Policies, What appears to be the problem is that films with R and NC-17 ratings stand a chance of not making it into some cinemas, not because of the rating it's been given but of how the rating is perceived and acted upon by those involved with the distribution and showing of the film throughout the cinema chains across America. This documentary from director Amir Bar-Lev is that powerful. Inception three-peats as Dinner For Schmucks opens... Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part II 'B+', Legend of the Fist: Return of Chen Zhen 'C+', Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 'A-', Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 'D', Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part I 'A-', Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths 'C', Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 'B', Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 'A', Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief 'D', Alexander and the No Good, Terrible, Very Bad Day 'B', Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie 'B', We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wiki-Leaks 'B', Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World 'C+'.

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