Voices of Iraq Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
November 15, 2004
the resulting footage remains fascinating and refreshing in light of the usual media coverage that we are fed through our televisions
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Robert Koehler
Variety
October 29, 2004
As a true or accurate portrait of the real Iraq ... pic pales in comparison to various in-depth U.S. and European reports, and to Bahman Ghobadi's brilliant new drama on wartime Kurdish refugees, Turtles Can Fly.
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
October 29, 2004
We don't get to stay with anyone long enough to feel the full power of their story, but a mosaic portrait of a diverse nation emerges.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
October 29, 2004
Despite a good amount of balance allowing for the expression of some anti-American sentiment, Voices of Iraq comes down squarely on the side supporting the war in Iraq.
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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle
October 29, 2004
It's an approach that even the war's harshest critics should find interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 29, 2004
It's impossible to say if what the makers of this 'experimental documentary' have assembled is a representative sample of these home movies, but on balance it's vastly more flattering to the Bush administration than Fahrenheit 9/11 and its ilk.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
October 29, 2004
The lack of more than a handful of Iraqis decrying their personal losses and the chaos that has ensued makes it hard to trust the sincerity of the filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
October 29, 2004
Maybe my skepticism comes with the timing -- the movie arrives just days before the presidential election.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 29, 2004
The goal of this documentary is to show what life is like for the everyday people of Iraq... and the result may surprise you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
October 28, 2004
By turns heartbreaking, amusing and disturbing, the film features people from different regions, economic classes and religions, recounting stories that are sometimes bleak, sometimes encouraging, but always compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Dana Stevens
New York Times
October 28, 2004
If Voices of Iraq cannot claim to represent the political 'truth' about the war, it certainly provides an unprecedented glimpse into the texture of daily life there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 28, 2004
The movie conveys a sense of what it would be like to live in a place where bombs could drop next door.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Sime
Dallas Morning News
October 28, 2004
An extraordinary, up-to-the-minute tapestry that ranges all over this country of 25 million people and carries the force of revelation.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Bob Townsend
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 28, 2004
A thought-provoking way to tell part of the present-day story of this war-torn country.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Joshua Land
Village Voice
October 26, 2004
Any film that credits itself as 'filmed and directed by the people of Iraq' deserves to be regarded with skepticism.
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Jessica Winter
Time Out
August 16, 2007
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June 24, 2006
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L.A. Weekly
November 13, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 13, 2004
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