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Based on 28 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The most coolheaded of the Iraq war documentaries, the most methodical and the least polemical. Yet it's the one that will leave audiences the most shattered, angry and astounded. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Lucid, concise and devastating account of what went wrong in Iraq, patiently counts those 500 ways. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The most compelling and least partisan of all the Iraq documentaries. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    May not offer up any fresh revelations, but this effectively assembled documentary puts it all in valuable, if depressing, perspective. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Who is Charles Ferguson, director of this film? A one-time senior fellow of the Brookings Institute, software millionaire, originally a supporter of the war, visiting professor at MIT and Berkeley, he was trustworthy enough to inspire confidences from former top officials. show more

  • 100
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    May be the best and saddest film of the year so far. show more

  • 100
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Ferguson's film is a clear-sighted counterpoint to the former secretary of defense's impression. As the title suggests, it's a seemingly infinite mess. show more

  • 88
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    The most remarkable aspect of Charles Ferguson's lacerating documentary about the U.S. invasion of Iraq is that the film contains virtually no new information, and yet its message is as compelling as if we were hearing it for the first time. show more

  • 88
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    The anger that fuels Ferguson's film is felt in nearly every frame. show more

  • 63
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Some documentaries are a fervent search for truth; others are a fervent search for snickers. This one is the latter, providing via interviews and old film clips a Greatest Hits for Bush haters. show more

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