Review: The War Tapes

DVD Reviews

The War Tapes
Deborah Scranton

Docurama Films
Street: 05.15

Presented by actual soldiers on the front line, The War Tapes does an excellent job bringing out some of the truly gruesome details of the Iraqi War. Showing actual footage of anything from soldiers being shot and killed by enemy fire, to car bombs, to Iraqi civilians being torn limb from limb, the “shock factor” is ever-present in this film. Surprisingly, it is all done tastefully, and does an excellent job opening the viewers eyes to some of the true horrors of the Iraq War. This documentary is certainly required viewing for anyone wanting to expand their knowledge of the war, as well as to gain a new perspective from soldiers’ first hand accounts of what is happening, while it is happening. -Ross Solomon