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Based on 32 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 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

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Mr. Jarecki undercuts his own case -- not just undercuts but carpet-bombs it -- by using the same propaganda techniques he professes to abhor. show more

  • 100
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's impossible to imagine anyone, right-leaning or left, coming away from this hugely important documentary unshaken by its representation of the United States and its military establishment. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Whether we've reached the critical mass of "misplaced power" is the gist of the current national debate, and Why We Fight is a useful tool in that argument. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    An agit-doc of unusual depth. It has a point -- that the primary business of America over the past half-century has been waging war -- and it supports that point with nuance, research, and a willingness to hear the other side of the argument. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    There's no denying the particular political slant of Why We Fight, but Jarecki's thoughtful, nonconfrontational approach makes it absorbing viewing, regardless of whether or not you buy his arguments. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    It's a deeply provocative piece of filmmaking. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The strength of this documentary lies in its balance, or at least the careful appearance of balance. 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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