The Tillman Story
A pro football hero who shuns a multi-million dollar payday in favor of signing up with Army Rangers to go fight evil overseas? Fantastic story, the kind that could (rightfully) bring a little salty moisture to the eyes of History Channel and ESPN Classic viewers late at night. That same Army Ranger gets killed by friendly fire, after which the Pentagon not only fabricates the facts of his death but leans on his family to go along with the whitewash and a full-on patriotic memorial service? Horrible story, but one that motivates Amir Bar-Lev’s powerful and insightful documentary, The Tillman Story.
The Tillman Story opens in limited release today, and certainly has Oscar potential. You can read the full review at filmcritic.com.