The Hornet’s Nest: Synopsis and Movie Review [WATCH VIDEO]

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 2 years ago
The Hornet’s Nest: Synopsis and Movie Review [WATCH VIDEO]

“The Hornet’s Nest” is a documentary film directed by Christian Tureaud and David Salzberg. It opened in May 9, 2014 in U.S. theatres. It stars father and son, Mike and Carlos Boettcher as journalists. Read on to learn more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) “The Hornet’s Nest” synopsis and movie review.

“The Hornet’s Nest” Synopsis:


Mike and Carlos Boettcher were tasked by one of the U.S. major broadcasting networks to go with the U.S. troops as they embark in a mission at one of the valleys in Afghanistan. During their stay, the duo captured footages that would bring out the audience’s emotional aspect of heroism.

“The Hornet’s Nest” was about the heroism, bravery and courage of the soldiers who were sent for battle and were faced every day with bomb explosions and crossfires.

“The Hornet’s Nest” Movie Review:

According to Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer, the critics gave the film an 89% rating.

David Martindale of Dallas Morning News said in his review that the film is not urging A-list celebrities and renowned directors to produce and create war movies. The movie itself might push them to do change their ways for the sake of realism.

Meanwhile, Arizona Republic’s Billy Goodykoontz described the movie as “you-are-there war movie” and praised the images captured during crossfires.

Los Angeles Times’ Gary Goldstein described the film as a “kinetic, immersive experience,” particularly pointing out the intense moments.

Mike Boettcher, along with his son Carlos, worked as a freelance journalist with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division as part of the “No Ignoring” project. Together, they covered the stories of soldiers and the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mike has also received multiple recognitions for his works, such as the National Headliner Award, a Peabody and an Emmy Award.


Plus, he has some experience with terrorism as he was abducted in 1985 and survived a suicide bomb attack 20 years later in Baghdad. Moreover, Mike worked for almost three decades with CNN and NBC News covering world conflicts.

There you have it for “The Hornet’s Nest” synopsis and review. Stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more news and updates about your favourite celebrities, movies and TV shows including episode recaps and spoilers, gossips and reviews.

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