I was fortunate enough to see a pre-screening of "No Greater Love" so some aspects may have changed since this review was written. First and foremost, this movie is unlike any other. Yes there is action and drama and horror but not in the same way no as a main focus as say, "the hurt locker" or "lone survivor". It touches back on films such as "Jarhead" or "American sniper" which took a step in examining the concept of trauma back at home. is not an action packed in the typical way, ALL footage is raw, taken by a chaplain armed with only a camera in NO SLACK company. It explores the companies experiences in Afghanistan with interviews of the men who served with in the company at the time who each told their aspect of each scenario and what they had to deal with in an organic, flowing and well thought-through manor. This film explores life back home in such detail as to what these troops experience in combat and at home with aspects of family break down, PTSD and suicide all to real, how they go through trauma and their own motivations to keep going after combat in a way that all audiences can appreciate and understand. I found it incredible hearing how soldiers experience such horrific injuries and cannot wait to go back out. Hearing stories of shocking attacks from the people who experienced it first hand and often sustained injuries has an impact that no other movie in its genre has achieved. Don't watch this movie expecting a heroic tale, fast paced story, award winning music or filmography. Instead watch for a raw experience and appreciation for just what these Soldiers, and their loved ones go through; half the fight is at home. Everyone should see this movie; it has personally changed my perspective on war and returning soldiers. I give it well deserved 9/10.
No Greater Love
No Greater Love
No Greater Love explores a combat deployment through the eyes of an Army chaplain, as he and his men fight their way through a hellish tour in one of the most dangerous places in Afghanistan and then as they struggle to reintegrate home.
October 09, 2022 at 10:32 PM