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The Tillman Story
  • R
  • 1h 35m
  • 2010
Certified Fresh93%
Pat Tillman gave up his professional football career to join the Army Rangers in 2002—and became an instant symbol of patriotic fervor and unflinching duty. But the truth about Pat Tillman is far more complex, and ultimately more heroic, than the caricature created by the media. And when the government tried to turn his death into war propaganda, they took on the wrong family. From her home in the Santa Cruz mountains, Pat’s mother, Dannie Tillman, led the family’s crusade to reveal the truth beneath the mythology of their son’s life and death. Featuring candid and revelatory interviews with Pat’s fellow soldiers as well as his family, Amir Bar-Lev’s emotional and insightful film not only shines a light on the shady aftermath of Pat’s death and calls to task the entire chain of command but also examines themes as timeless as the notion of heroism itself.
© 2009 A&E Television Networks.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh93%
Critics Consensus: Passionate, angry, and insightful, The Tillman Story offers a revealing portrait of its subject's inspiring life and untimely death.
Reviews
Associated Press
Christy Lemire
Fresh

We may never know exactly who shot Pat Tillman on that ridge in Afghanistan or why, but we have a...

June 22, 2017
Denver Post
Lisa Kennedy
Fresh

Bar-Lev's documentary's greatest service isn't in recounting the Army's back-pedaling so much as u...

June 22, 2017
Arizona Republic
Bill Goodykoontz
Fresh

Watching the film, emotions range from sadness, of course, to frustration to outright anger. This,...

June 22, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Documentary
  • Release Date:August 20, 2010

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