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Christian Tureaud & David Salzberg
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About the Movie
DANGER CLOSE follows freelance female war reporter Alex Quade and her mission to tell “soldiers' stories” during a series of unprecedented embeds with both Conventional Forces and US Special Operations Forces (SOF) at the height of the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Alex is bound and determined to compete the mission, even when on one airborne assault and ensuing rescue attempt, she nearly loses her life trying to tell the stories of these Heroes. During one highly-classified combat mission in Iraq, she would embed with a Green Beret A Team that had just lost their Combat Engineer, Green Beret SSG Rob Perelli. When an injured Alex ends up back in the States to rehab and prepare to redeploy, little does she know just how pivotal her redeployment would become. Through a series of compelling events and a fated meeting with Rob Pirelli’s family, her return to Iraq turns into the mission of a lifetime.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 5
- Fresh: 1
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 3.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Ultimately, neither narrative receives sufficient attention, robbing the subjects and that unique p.o.v. of the focus and urgency that lent the previous two films their undeniable potency.
Rotten: By focusing on Quade's absolute respect for military service and authority, Salzberg and Tureaud miss an opportunity to explore her pragmatic conservatism, lyrically expressed in her profiles of unquestioning heroism.
The premise for documentary “Danger Close” is a behemoth of a story that seeks true validation, thankfully Directors David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud manage to distill freelance journalist Alex Quade’s odyssey into an authentic and visceral experience. “Danger Close” follows the journey of Quade as she and a camcorder hitchhike their way across a War Zone in order to bring closure for a grieving Gold Star Family. Salzberg and Tureaud skillfully weave this story out of a patchwork of imagery and people, artfully revealing the bravery of not only a single journalist but also the Special Units she meets. Whether peering through a narrow scope into a blurred and distorted image, or gazing out on a soaring panoramic view of the sandy horizon, this film not only recognizes a reality through a pure and unbiased perspective, but captures the prevailing strength of humanity and brotherhood in even the most desolate of places. Sharply edited with footage brilliantly commandeered by Quade directly from the field, this film not only celebrates the bravery of soldiers but manages to capture their reality with a rare poignancy and honesty that few films have attained before this.
Honest, exhilerating & heartfelt
Award-winning journalist Alex Quade travels with U.S. Special Ops forces to assist fallen soldier Sgt. Rob Pirelli’s family in obtaining closure by visiting the site where Pirelli served during the war in Afghanistan. The film is a perfect balance of suspense and authenticity that gives you an uncensored look at both the accomplishments of Rob Pirelli and a glimpse into the real daily lives of our men and women who serve for our country with visceral footage of actual events. This film offers a front row seat to the journey that Quade withstood to honor their fallen soldier. If you’re looking for an alluring and engaging film about family, unity and legacy; Danger Close is for you.
Don't buy! Not even close to the other 2 movies!
Horrible doc, rent it maybe or wait till free!