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Biography - Pat Tillman (2008)

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Patrick Daniel Tillman for many is the embodiment of America's patriotic spirit. Turning his back on a lucrative, successful, and hard won professional football career, Tillman answered the call to duty in the wake of 9/11. He and his brother joined … see full wiki

Tags: Movies, Nfl, Documentary, Arizona Cardinals, Pat Tillman
Cast: Pat Tillman
Genre: Biography
Release Date: 2008
MPAA Rating: G
1 review about Biography - Pat Tillman (2008)

Pathetically Bad Pat Tillman Documentary

  • Jul 24, 2011

Anyone reading this review probably knows who Pat Tillman is.  Pat Tillman was a unique, free spirited professional football player who walked away from a multimillion dollar contract to join the Army after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.  His story has been well told in all types of mediums since his death in Afghanistan.

A&E usually produces fine quality biographies.  I was frankly stunned at just how awful this one was.  It really tells the bare bones sketch of Tillman’s life, and worse yet in a very amateurish fashion. 

This documentary relies almost entirely on photos or pre-existing short snippets of video of Tillman in the storytelling.  Worse, it shows the same photos and clips over and over and over again.  Imagine someone telling you their life story with three pages of a photo album, and they flip back and show the same photos over again, and over again, and over again.  The video montage here is pathetic.

Further, there were no interviews with any family members or people Tillman knew in the Army.  Instead we have a just a few high school friends repeatedly telling us what a great guy Pat is. Gee, thanks for the information.

The only redeeming quality is that, from everything I’ve read to date, it got the facts of Tillman’s life down correctly.

For anyone interested in Pat Tillman’s life, I strongly recommend other sources.

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