The Tillman Story

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The Tillman Story
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Directed by Amir Bar-Lev
Starring Pat Tillman
Narrated by Josh Brolin
Distributed by Passion Pictures
Release dates
  • January 23, 2010 (2010-01-23) (Sundance)
  • August 20, 2010 (2010-08-20) (United States)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $798,940[1]

The Tillman Story is a 2010 documentary film directed by Amir Bar-Lev. The film is about the 2004 death of U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman in the war in Afghanistan, the coverup of the true circumstances of his death, and his family's struggle to unearth the truth. It was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The film is narrated by Josh Brolin.[2]


French journalist Marjolaine Gout gave the film 4 stars out of 5. She wrote about it as a “stunning” documentary exposing the social practice in the United States using history and media to federate a nation. She explains that the movie shows the manipulation of the mass with a constant staging of their life. She talks also about the concept of heroism present in this film. She makes a link between Daniel Boone and Patrick Tillman in the use of their identity as legend and symbol.[3]

The film currently has a 93% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 82 reviews.[4]


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