‘The First Wave’ (2021) | Movie Review

Directed By:

Matthew Heineman


Nathalie Douge



Rated: N/A

‘The First Wave’ explores what New York City first responders and essential hospital workers faced when the first wave of COVID-19 hit. We look into the experiences of multiple nurses, their patients, and see in an unbiased and horrifyingly truths of how this pandemic has effected us mentally as well as our families and loved ones.

This is an incredibly hard watch but also one that almost feels like a barrier of entry to anyone wanting to not be vaccinated. You have to crawl under, or around ‘The First Wave’ to leave that pharmacy unvaccinated and perhaps seeing the ugly truth will wake some people up. I don’t really have a ton of faith in that side of the conversation, but this documentary aims at giving a real time look at how the loss of lives affected nurses, doctors, and the families of the deceased.

I would recommend it with the caution that the material is tough to watch. bring tissues and an open mind to see what really happened. I can see this being nominated for best documentary but this year is also incredibly stacked so we’ll have to see.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10.
Patrick Beatty
Patrick Beatty

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