Amir Bar-Lev’s The Tillman Story
is a heartbreaking and profoundly troubling documentary filled with unanswered questions and hidden truths. Like his previous film, My Kid Could Paint That
, The Tillman Story
is about an investigation that, in the end, does not come to a satisfying conclusion. In this case, of course, the stakes are much higher.
Pat Tillman served as a convenient symbol of American heroism and sacrifice in the wake of 9/11. For reasons he refused to make public, Tillman gave up a successful career in the NFL to join the military and fight in Afghanistan, alongside his brother Kevin. As the documentary shows, the nationa...