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Why We Fight

Rated PG-13 for disturbing war images and brief language.

PG-13 In Theaters 01/20/2006 , 98min.
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Critic score based on 32 reviews

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January 27, 2010
Great film, how sad that we have gone so far down the road to hell.....
July 09, 2008
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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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. Full Review
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. Full Review
Keith Phipps
The Onion (A.V. Club)
Ultimately, Why We Fight reveals itself as yet another leftie doc with an anti-war agenda. But the mere fact that it takes time to ask questions and listen to opposing viewpoints sets it apart from the pack. Full Review
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
The long line of recent muckraking documentaries that has preceded Why We Fight does nothing to diminish its force. Full Review
Manohla Dargis
The New York Times
Mr. Jarecki forcefully, if not with wholesale persuasiveness, argues that our business is specifically war. Full Review

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