Press Contacts

New York

Susan Norget / Charlie Olsky
Susan Norget Film Promotion
T 212-431-0090

Los Angeles

Fredell Pogodin / Bradley Jones
Fredell Pogodin & Associates
T 323-931-7300

Washington, DC

Jamie Shorr
PR Collaborative
T 202-339-9598

Press Quotes

“… Restrepo achieves a kind of vérité intensity that has eluded many of the more packaged contemporary war documentaries…”

— Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times

“This utterly immersive documentary puts you on the Afghanistan frontline.”

— Time Out New York Critics Pick

“No offense to Hurt Locker…but if viewers were going to watch one film about the experience of U.S soldiers…it would have to be Restrepo.  Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington’s documentary feature captures the boredom, terror, and disorientation of a tour of duty in a remote and hostile district of Afghanistan in a way the slick Best Picture winner never could.”

“The footage itself is revelatory.”

— David Austin,

“RESTREPO is an unforgettable and terrifying story—an adrenaline drip of blazing action that assaults your senses and locks your eyes to the screen. This is war as only the bravest experience it. Enormously affecting.”

— Steve O’Brien, CBS Radio

“Here's a documentary that embeds you deep into the war in Afghanistan. Filmmakers Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger follow a platoon of U.S. soldiers, the Second Platoon, Battle Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade, during their 14-month deployment to the Korengal Valley. The troops are shaken when their beloved medic, Juan "Doc" Restrepo, is killed in action. That¹s when Capt. Dan Kearney pulls out all the stops to allay fears even in the Taliban war zone. Naming their base after Restrepo, these soldiers are seen dealing with death on a daily basis. The filmmakers offer no commentary. We watch. And what we see is explosive, deeply moving and impossible to shake.”

— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Magazine

“Restrepo, on its own terms, is a stunning piece of work.”

— David Edelstein, New York Magazine

“It is a far better film that the fictional The Hurt Locker…”

— Philip Kennicott, The Washington Post

“An unprecedented work of art.”


“A riveting journey into combat.”

— New York Magazine

“This one is exceptional…an outstanding new documentary.  It's a fantastic movie. See it!”

— A.O. Scott, New York Times

“An often electrifying verité trip into combat and the hearts of men.”

— Variety

“Coming after The Hurt Locker...This movie gives you the same edge-of-your-seat sense of suspense and awe.”

— The Los Angeles Times

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