Released Year: 2014
Runtime: 93 minutes
Genre: Documentary, Action, History, War
Directors: David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud
Casts: Frank Adamski, Ofren Arrechaga, Ed Bankston, Carlos Boettcher, Mike Boettcher, Bryan Burgess, Christian Cabaniss, Jeremy Faulkner, Dustin Feldhaus, Chris Fields, Brit Jacobs, Jameson Lindskog, Steve Lutsky, Kevin Mott, Tye Reedy
IMDB: The Hornet’s Nest (2014) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 6.5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7.0
Los Angeles Times -
The Afghanistan war documentary The Hornet's Nest is a kinetic, immersive experience, particularly in its deeply felt human moments.
Arizona Republic -
The Hornet's Nest serves as a somewhat effective bonding exercise for father and son. But the best of what it has to offer moves beyond that, and puts us alongside the people fighting a daily battle and, sometimes, heartbreakingly, losing the fight.
Tureaud and Salzberg achieve their potent impact through the straightforward (but clearly admiring) observation of men who band together in battle and, in the film's emotionally stirring final scenes, mourn their fallen comrades.
Village Voice -
An important film despite some baffling presentational choices.
The Hornet’s Nest (2014)
Career Journalist Mike Boettcher takes his son to the war zone in Afghanistan, covering U.S. Combat Troops on the front lines. What starts out as an effort to reconnect with his son, becomes a remarkable true story and fight for survival for all.