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Control Room

Not Rated In Theaters 05/21/2004 , 83min.
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Compelling docu about the independent Arab news service, Al Jazeera. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
May be most valuable for its depiction of the strength of democratic ideals, even in the most precarious and contradictory of circumstances. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The New York Times
Whatever your opinions about the war, the conduct of the journalists who covered it and the role of Al Jazeera in that coverage, you are likely to emerge from Control Room touched, exhilarated and a little off-balance, with your certainties scrambled and your assumptions shaken. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Enlightening, if structurally relaxed documentary. Full Review
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
Scenes of dark humor abound as well, like the episode in which the gathered journalists react in fury when they are not provided with pictures of the infamous deck of playing cards depicting the "50 Most Wanted" Iraqi figures. Full Review

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