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Standard Operating Procedure

Rated R for disturbing images and content involving torture and graphic nudity, and for language.

R In Theaters 04/25/2008 , 116min.
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Critic score based on 31 reviews

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January 29, 2013
From liberating Auschvitz to liberating Abu Graib from ourselves... Congratulation!
June 10, 2008
going to see it today . cant wait ... it will probably show how we have become a country that mistreats others and it is happening in our own human rights too. We have becoming military industrialy complex as pres Eisenhower said in his farewell speech ..All american need to see movie like this and get educated on what is really happening
May 22, 2008
gina mo
I have always felt that these inmates were questioned in there own language ************ of time. At least some interagation went on. It is really doubtful that someone at the top did not know how the prison inmates were being treated. It is an unfortunate comment on the honor and integrity of our military and political leadership. The more probable scenario is that certain people at the top

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Claudia Puig
USA Today
It may be the most disturbing film you'll see in a long time. Full Review
Dana Stevens
While Morris isn't interested in exonerating anyone, he clearly sympathizes to some degree with the MPs and deplores the military's fall-guy strategy, which punished these seven soldiers as exemplary "bad apples" while leaving all higher-ranking officers untouched. Full Review
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
Focus is really the heart of Morris' unsettling film, which strikes a remarkable balance between art and disturbance, between beauty and pain. Full Review
Kirk Honeycutt
The Hollywood Reporter
Too narrowly focused. Full Review
Manohla Dargis
The New York Times
A big, provocative and -- it goes without saying -- disturbing work, though what makes it most provocative is that its greatest ambitions are for its own visual style. Full Review

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