An essential declaration of the truth behind that cliché: Taking the gloves off is no guarantee the job will get done; it is a guarantee that you'll get your hands dirty.
If history has apparently taught America nothing, perhaps The Ghosts Of Abu Graib will.
Kennedy's film paints a comprehensive picture of incompetence and negligence.
| Original Score: 4/5
Part broad exploration of human nature, part specific examination of Abu Ghraib, the film posits the question: how does one fight an enemy who recognizes no set laws of engagement?
as a dissection of injustice and inhumanity, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib is forthright and unsparing, and its message is a worthy one
| Original Score: 3/5
Not only does the film thoroughly and skillfully explain the context in which something as heinous as Abu Ghraib could happen, it attempts to understand the psychology of those involved.
Shines a light on dark deeds done to prisoners in Iraq and Cuba by their American captors.
| Original Score: C+
Methodically relating the story -- as told by several of the U.S. soldiers involved -- whose leak to the media badly damaged U.S. credibility, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib makes grim but worthwhile viewing.
A revelatory docu that exmaines and contextualizes the abuses taking place in Abu Ghraib
| Original Score: B