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1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Two men's encounter in 1996 leads them to Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden, and the Supreme Court.


Director: Laura Poitras

Genres: Documentary

The Oath (2010)

Release Date: January 1st, 2010|1 hr. 30 min.

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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    At first, The Oath looks as though it will be a study of the soul-corroding effects of twisted ideology, but it emerges as the reverse. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Fascinating, however uneasy, viewing. show more

  • 70
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    Quietly, the film makes the case that "enhanced interrogation techniques" were no enhancement. Interviewing jihadis "by the book," one interrogator testifies, yielded better information than violence and deprivation. show more

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