Meeting Resistance Reviews

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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Mark Holcomb
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
March 14, 2008
Of all the Iraq documentaries that have been released since the war began five years ago, this is the one that most seriously addresses the nature of the insurgency.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Joe Garofoli
San Francisco Chronicle
January 4, 2008
Meeting Resistance is worth the effort. It tells a nuanced story of the Iraqi resistance that American media rarely has fleshed out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune
December 14, 2007
The problem with the film is that it makes for better journalism than cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
October 23, 2007
Offers a rare glimpse into the hearts and minds of those who have dedicated themselves to ridding Iraq of its invaders, captured by intrepid reporters who risked their lives at a time when fragile trust was still possible.
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Richard Leiby
Washington Post
October 19, 2007
Although at times tedious and repetitive, Meeting Resistance is nonetheless an important journalistic document about the Iraqi insurgency.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
October 19, 2007
A little resistance might have done the project some good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
October 19, 2007
If nothing else, Meeting Resistance should dispel any lingering misconception that the Iraq insurgency is mainly the work of outside agitators.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
October 17, 2007
I think it is time for us to take a film like Meeting Resistance very seriously indeed, and to ponder its message very carefully, despite my abiding doubts about its ultimate reliability as a guide to our actions.
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Anthony Kaufman
Village Voice
October 16, 2007
The film manages to capture the palpable frustration on the ground.