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Control Room Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Fascinating documentary for mature older teens+.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 22, 2010
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

"Control Room" acknowledges wartime journalism sits between objectivity and propaganda, indifference and passion. Neutrality doesn't exist; to avoid gore is a stance. In a way, it's TV's true reality - the impossibility of objective footage of horror.

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 4/4

September 25, 2010
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

Is simply up to what all journalists should be about in the face of a corporatized, monolithic media - ruffling feathers. This advisory couldn't have come sooner.

Full Review

May 21, 2007
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Explores the difficulties that journalists face in a war situation better than most films do.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

February 1, 2005
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Em um ano que gerou ótimos filmes como F9/11, Bush's Brain, The Hunting of the President e Outfoxed, este ainda se destaca como o mais eloqüente.

| Original Score: 5/5

January 31, 2005
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[E]xplodes the myth of objectivity... [but] leaves you with the very hopeful feeling that there's a wide middle ground that has room for all perspectives.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

January 12, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Movies don't reveal the truth, but good ones like this can provide an intimate and nuanced glimpse at some alternative reality.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: A-

January 8, 2005
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Yes, the filmmakers ultimately lean left, but it's the U.S. military's PR guy, Josh Rushing, who stands out as the strongest and most likable personality.

Full Review Source: New Times

January 4, 2005
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Iraqis don't question the military power of the U.S., but rightly have plenty of evidence to question its wisdom

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: B

November 15, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It might at least make you stop and think the next time you hear something on the news that's presented as gospel.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4/5

September 29, 2004
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

In the words of an Al Jazeera producer: 'Rumsfeld calls this ''incitement.'' I call it true journalism.'

| Original Score: 3.5/4

September 3, 2004
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Noujaim has done better than most of us at being in the right places at the right times to catch the imperial machinery in its most vulnerable, damning moments.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: B+

August 29, 2004
Michael Drakulich
Star Newspapers (Chicago, IL)

Bush and Rumsfeld have called Al-Jazeera "the mouthpiece of Osama Bin-Laden." You might find truth to that statement next to Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction.

Full Review

August 19, 2004
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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The optimistic viewer will see in all this blunt and messy contrariness the emergence of the first free press in the Arab world.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

August 13, 2004
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

Shines most brightly when it's exploring unexpected ambiguities.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 4.5/5

August 12, 2004
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

"Control Room" is more than just a compelling film. It's a public service.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 3/4

August 12, 2004
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs

Lieutenant Josh Rushing emerges as a voice of reason, a moral arbiter between al-Jazeera and Fox News.

Full Review Source: Film Snobs | Original Score: 4/5

August 10, 2004
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International

Noujaim's viewers will learn little new about the inner workings of Al Jazeera, its philosophy, or its influence on its 40 million viewers.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 8, 2004
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

Takes us behind the scenes at the much-maligned -- but much-watched -- Al-Jazeera before and during the war, and the result is fascinating and revelatory.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B+

August 7, 2004
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register

A thoughtful look at the network the Pentagon describes as "the mouthpiece of Osama bin Laden."

Full Review Source: Des Moines Register | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 5, 2004
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