My Country, My Country (2006)

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Critic Consensus: This war documentary offers a valuable look at Iraqi life under the U.S. occupation, and finds a compelling central subject in Dr. Riyadh.


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The film reveals the agonizing predicament and gradual descent of one man caught in the tragic circumstances and contradictions of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and its effort to spread democracy in the Middle East on the eve of the controversial January 2005 elections.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 20, 2007
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for My Country, My Country

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (17)

A compelling report.

Full Review… | October 13, 2006
Chicago Sun-Times
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A memorable portrait of a nation's growing pains.

Full Review… | October 12, 2006
Chicago Tribune
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In 90 captivating minutes, Laura Poitras' extraordinary documentary My Country, My Country gives you a greater understanding of the situation in Iraq than you'd get from 100 hours of Fox News or CNN.

Full Review… | September 29, 2006
Seattle Times
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What My Country, My Country does best is show us that while both the Americans and the Iraqis care about the country's future, their cultural backgrounds and world views inevitably make them seem alien to each other.

Full Review… | September 15, 2006
Los Angeles Times
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Remarkable.

Full Review… | September 14, 2006
L.A. Weekly
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... sobering documentary ...

Full Review… | September 8, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for My Country, My Country

I enjoyed how the filmmaker truly just observed and didn't really inject any opinion or politics into this. It's depressing to watch, however, because we were lied into going there, but once we got there (and continue to be) we really have done nothing to improve these people's lives and some sham elections don't count.

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Sarah Prisbylla

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½

i knew there was going to be some movie about this kinda stuff...but who knows? it might turn out to be a rewarding film.

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Katy Dellinger

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