Directed by Paul Gross
Three different men, three different worlds, three different wars – all stand at the intersection of modern warfare – a murky world of fluid morality where all is not as it seems.
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★★★½ review by Drewgrit on Letterboxd
Paul Gross stars and directs this movie based in part on conversations with Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan. Great cast. The movie follows a Canadian sniper team dealing with politics of war, Afghan customs, soldiers trying to do right things , sleazy war profiteers, war villains and heroes.
★★★½ review by mick culleton on Letterboxd
Tale about the Canadian armies involvement in the Afghan war, How progress was so hard to make in a unwinnable war as they have to deal with local tribes and the harsh landscape, Better than expected war movie
★★★½ review by Paolo Kagaoan on Letterboxd
The shade in admitting that the coalition is a minor player within the intricacies of Afghan politics. Although I would appreciated it more if that moral wasn't spoonfed to the audience.
p.s. If Paul Gross needs funding for his next project, all he has to say is that he worked with Caroline Dhavernas and Rossi Sutherland before they hit big. Guy's a psychic.
★★★½ review by Sean Kelly on Letterboxd
On rewatch, I came to realize that my issues with Hyena Road had more to do with my personal political views on Canada's military involvement in Afghanistan than the actual quality of the film.
While many may believe that Paul Gross is overrated as a filmmaker, the film isn't all that bad and I've witnessed first hand that it resonates greatly with people who were actually in Afghanistan.
As such, I decided to slightly increase my star rating of the film.
★★★½ review by Hodgie on Letterboxd
What started as a cheesy, cliched war drama, Hyena Road slowly turned into a surprisingly strong movie with a thrilling finale. I can see past the worst shaky cam of the year to acknowledge the importance of this piece of Canadian film, and be proud that it was dedicated to our armed forces, especially today.
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