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Based on 7 Reviews
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  • 50
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Liz Marshall's Ghosts in Our Machine trades didacticism for first-person atmospherics. show more

  • 63
    Slant Magazine

    Jo-Anne McArthur's cause draws sharp comparisons with the never-mentioned PETA, a seemingly insignificant omission that discloses a lingering problem of willful insularity. show more

  • 50

    Marshall's film does not only aim to document animal rights activism but also to propagate it, and in that it is less successful. This is a film overflowing with passion and compassion but often lacking the intellectual detachment necessary to distill conviction into a rigorous argument. show more

  • 80
    Ernest Hardy Village Voice

    A film whose sense of urgency and purpose is utterly engrossing. show more

  • 80
    Betsy Sharkey Los Angeles Times

    The Ghosts in Our Machine, a heartfelt meditation on animal rights, comes at you as a whisper. It depends on the persuasive powers of creatures great and small — in their natural habitat or in cages — to argue that we stop using them for food, clothing, research and entertainment. show more

  • 70
    David DeWitt The New York Times

    The Ghosts in Our Machine is a compelling movie, but its argument expands without deepening. show more

  • 40
    Peter Debruge Variety

    This off-putting pic requires open minds and iron nerves. show more

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