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Based on 8 Reviews
critic reviews (8)
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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Worth the effort. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Less a documentary than an unshaped document, this haphazard collection of interviews with Iraqi insurgents is both enlightening and frustrating. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    While no doubt a contribution in terms of historical record, the 2003-2004 timeline of the movie makes it feel out of date. This offers perspective on the insurgents then, but leaves the viewer wondering what they would be thinking and saying four years later. show more

  • 70
    J.R. Jones Chicago Reader

    It provides a more detailed and perhaps more reliable picture of the early movement's motives and practices than anything I've seen in the mainstream media. show more

  • 50
    Village Voice

    Ultimately, Meeting Resistance is just one more doc about the monumental screw-up that is the U.S. campaign in Iraq. show more

  • 50
    Los Angeles Times

    Meeting Resistance in theory should have been a revealing documentary. In truth, however, the measures taken to protect the informants' identities dilute the potency of their statements and diminish the film's efficacy as a historical document. show more

  • 50
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    Proves a welcome addition to the growing body of films on Iraq, but ultimately promises more than it delivers. show more

  • 40
    The New York Times

    Many interviewees concede that the resistance is both disorganized and decentralized, and imply that some of the fighters are ethnic partisans jockeying for a slice of what will remain should the United States pull out. show more

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