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Redacted

Rated R for strong disturbing violent content including a rape, pervasive language and some sexual references/images.

R In Theaters 11/16/2007 , 90min.
War
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46%
Viewer score based on 10 ratings
52%
Critic score based on 30 reviews

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May 22, 2008
btchristman
As a soldier who has ACTUALLY been to Iraq. This story is a work of pure political propaganda very, VERY simular to what al qaeda produced and passed around via internet and in the neiborhoods of Iraq. Hollywood is very afraid to tell tell the truth because their world would fall apart very much like the fiction in this story. Hollywood loves war, they profit from the blood of my brothers and
May 22, 2008
lrolirad
Face it, republicans LOVE WAR. They not only love war, they lust for it. When their moronic leaders utter innane and traitorous comments to the enemy like "Bring em on" republicans all lap up such slogans and foam at the mouth in anticiaption of more and more deaths. The Bush Regime is the most secretive one in the history of the United States, but republicans applaud a government which
May 22, 2008
compajuan38
This movie brings us the reality of war, there is nothing glorious about it, It is dirty, cruel, based on interest, humiliation and vengeance driven, not glory, not democracy, not freedom, not reconstruction but destruction and subjugation, the very proof of that is the vatican size mega US embassy complex being built in Baghdad, a castle fit for our viceroy and a blunt message not only to
May 22, 2008
jeatroff
The film was very powerful and showed war as being the ugliest aspect of humanity. War is not a "team sport" like many politiicians portray it. Innocent people are brutally kiilled and tortured in all wars. The moment a person thinks that their "side" is the "right side" they become vulmerable to all the atrocities. That is the reality. I applaud Mr. De Palma for his effort to remind people that
May 22, 2008
suncalgal
I love films and see most all of them, good or bad .. but this was hideous and too frightful, proving the hate within our country fostered by too many liberals without a conscience. By the way this review is from a Southern California grown female who grew up in Bev Hills and Hollywood and lives here still. Now you know why Arnold got elected when Hollywood was against him ... there are a lot

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A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Its formal novelty aside, Redacted rarely hits the audience with a genuine shock or a clarifying insight. It churns through a set of ideas and emotions that are confusing and unpleasant, to be sure, but also, by now, dispiritingly familiar. Full Review
Derek Elley
Variety
Deeply felt but dramatically unconvincing "fictional documentary" -- inspired by the March 2006 rape and killings by U.S. troops in Mahmoudiya, south of Baghdad -- has almost nothing new to say about the Iraq situation and can't make up its mind about how to package its anger in an alternative cinematic form. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
The film's moral commentary is De Palma redux: same old Brian enjoying the peeping, bringing us into the guilt zone, then saying shame on all of us. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
The Americans are portrayed with varying degrees of loathsomeness, but there's not much variety in the film. It's all an awful aberration. Full Review
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
By any rational standard, this film is kind of a mess. Even if you agree with its politics, you will probably weep at the ineptitude of it all. Full Review

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