Packs a powerful punch if you're ready for a lesson in foreign policy.
| Original Score: C+
Made up of almost nothing but talking heads, and no matter how cogent their statements, it makes for a pretty static movie that's unlikely to engage anyone opposed to its point of view.
Despite its slant, the movie offers some illuminating details, and director Robert Greenwald constructs a solid argument that the Iraq war was driven more by expedient politics than facts.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Uncovered: The War on Iraq is like a trial lawyer's summation during a lengthy case in which allegations are familiar but their full context is not.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Any person voting in this year's presidential election owes it to America's future to see this film.
| Original Score: B
Uncovered has no interest in explaining the Bush administration's case for war for them: This is the prosecution's argument, and it is extremely well-made.
| Original Score: 3/4
This documentary makes an effective argument that isn't likely to spur much debate, despite the efforts of the filmmakers to do just that.
If you've ever wondered why we got into the Iraq war and what still faces us there, this is the film that can explain it to you (even if you agree with Bush's policies).
There is nothing new in Robert Greenwald's sobering doc.
| Original Score: 2/4
A thorough indictment of the Bush administration's focus on Iraq.
Starts in an unusually calm and measured way for a documentary critical of that particular military adventure. All antiwar docs, it turns out, are not cut from the same cloth.
This hastily slapped-together festival of talking heads is so staid, one longs for some of Moore's look-at-me theatrics, and despite the movie's sober-citizen approach, it's no less one-sided than Fahrenheit 9/11.
Greenwald does nothing with the interviews, basically just posting them, one after the other, with the hope that viewers will do his job for him. The result is one-sided and bone-dry.
| Original Score: 1/4
Provides compelling arguments that even those on the right wing of the political spectrum will be hard pressed to entirely refute.
Smart, engaging discourse.
A film that's a model of a concise, cogent case for the prosecution.
A crisp historical document that is worth your time.
The movie manages to slap some of the cynicism out of you, even if it feels more like a box of dossiers than a documentary.
After listening to this steady anti-Bush drumbeat for the past several months, even the most devout progressives may start to feel as if they've heard much of this sermon a hundred times before.
| Original Score: A-
Robert Greenwald's sober, meticulous film patiently chronicles the ever-shifting case for war made by President Bush and his close advisers.
Moore created a movie; Greenwald gives us a cinematized blog.
A methodical case against the Bush administration's rationale for the war in Iraq -- a calm, rational and utterly devastating point-by-point analysis.