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PG-13| 1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
Since World War II, the United States has been almost constantly involved in combat, active participants in a string of wars fought entirely on foreign shores. Eugene Jarecki's documentary examines this phenomenon outside of partisan bickering, thoughtfully exploring what Eisenhower called "the business of war." Speaking to veterans of wars in Vietnam and Iraq, as well as military experts and journalists, the film discusses defense spending, foreign policy and the military-industrial complex.

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Director: Eugene Jarecki

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Why We Fight (2005)

Release Date: January 20th, 2006|1 hr. 39 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Why We Fight deserves high praise for making it that much tougher to wear blinders. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A somber polemic that presents a convincing case against using war as an economic booster -- although, Jarecki argues, that is precisely what the United States has been doing under every president since Truman. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The result isn't quite a Michael Moore movie without the hubris, but it's reasonably close. It's thoughtful, and you have to take it seriously and with respect. show more

  • January 27, 2010 SFO FURRY
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    Great film, how sad that we have gone so far down the road to hell.....

  • July 09, 2008 awin4all
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    Excellent movie, well done historically and photographically. Objectively rendered and well organized. Very interesting and thought provoking. Should be required viewing for all graduating high school.

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