The Ground Truth R

The Ground Truth
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 18 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: September 26, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Focus Features
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
    • Subtitles - English (SDH), French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Extended Scenes

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh88%

Total Count: 48


User Ratings: 12,481
The voices of these brave young people reverberate hauntingly.
USA Today
Sep 21, 2006
Rating: 4.5/5 -- "The success of The Ground Truth lies in the courageously open and honest interviewees, but it works because of Rob Hall's editing, which not only compiles for us a perfectly evidential collection of footage but does so at a pace that doesn't dilly-dally Full Review
Jan 17, 2008
Rating: 3/4 -- The Ground Truth powerfully documents the human cost of the Iraq war. Full Review
San Francisco Chronicle
Sep 15, 2006
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Those vets certainly deserve to be heard, but virtually every scene of the film tells us something we already knew.
New York Post
Sep 15, 2006
It leaves you in no doubt of the psychological cost of war. Full Review
Feb 10, 2019
Rating: 5/5 -- Sobering. Full Review
Feb 14, 2008
Mostly a string of talking-head interviews, but those talking heads -- more than 16 men and women -- are compelling. Full Review
Washington Post
Sep 15, 2006

Product Description:

Patricia Foulkrod's powerful documentary is another critical, eye-opening indictment of America's occupation of Iraq. While the military has mastered the art of turning young men and women into heartless killers, it hasn't bothered to consider what happens when these soldiers return to America. Confusion, depression, and guilt are but a few of the fluctuating emotions that torment these citizens on a daily basis. And those are just the emotional scars. For many veterans, the reminders are devastatingly physical. Like Robert Acosta, who lost his right hand in combat. Or parents Joyce and Kevin Lucey, whose son Jeffrey committed suicide after returning home and finding that he couldn't silence his inner demons. But Foulkrod's main objective with THE GROUND TRUTH is to expose the problem that is threatening to become an epidemic: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Since this affliction is invisible and difficult to diagnose with factual objectivity, it makes it even more troublesome. Unfortunately, the American government appears to be hiding behind this excuse in order to avoid nursing this massive contingent of tortured individuals back to health. Over the course of the film, we meet many more veterans who express their disappointment with their government's baffling lack of support, and see rare footage of recruits in boot camp, where previously calm and rational individuals are turned into ferocious, animalistic killers. No matter what side of the debate on which one stands, it's impossible not to be affected by the stories shared within Foulkrod's sobering documentary.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: September 16, 2006
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 83,523
  • UPC: 025193207029
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