Mr. Metz’s cameras somehow capture… an intense firefight and its bloody aftermath, an event that turns “Armadillo” into a queasy ethical puzzle. What happens is shocking, and yet it also seems, especially to the soldiers, completely logical and acceptable. It is certainly possible to believe otherwise, but the achievement of this film is to forestall and complicate easy judgment. You emerge shaken and bothered, which may sound like a reason not to see the movie. It is actually the opposite.
A. O. Scott
April 14, 2011