“The Good Soldier” follows the journeys of five combat veterans from different
generations of American wars as they sign up, go into battle, and eventually change their
minds about what it means to be a good soldier.
A film that could not be more timely, “The Good Soldier” poses the question: What is it
that makes a good soldier?
The answer: The ability to kill other human beings.
“The Good Soldier” reveals how soldiers simultaneously grapple with their duty and their
The veterans tell of their alien surroundings, their connection to their comrades, and the
ghastliness of their reality. Some were wounded, some lost their buddies, some lost their
sanity as they tried to quench their intense thirst for revenge by killing the enemy and,
consequently, killing civilians. Some buried the enormity of their actions and did not
speak of them --- knowing only that they were following orders their commanders had
required to conduct the war.
Each man, in his own time, discovers the courage to confront his past actions and begin
his healing. Even though they are still haunted by their time in combat, their ability to
face themselves in their waking life and achieve self- reconciliation, is the mark of true
“…as affecting a movie as I’ve ever seen… Really powerful stuff.”
-Jason Albert, TheOnion
“This is one incendiary movie.”
-Robert Butler, Kansas City Star
“A wonderful film…brilliant…”
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