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John Thomason
Orlando Weekly
September 13, 2007
You'll leave the picture shaken and stirred, knowing that if the right people were in charge, this whole Iraq thing could have worked. To call this film a "must-see" is an understatement.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 12, 2007
Absorbing documentary that dissects the mind-numbing incompetence that has defined this White House.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 8, 2007
The most riveting film of the summer, and also the saddest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 7, 2007
Charles Ferguson holds this fact to be self-evident: that the chaos in Iraq is the direct result of a handful of bad policy decisions made very early in the war.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
September 7, 2007
A clear-eyed appraisal and condemnation of Bush administration war policies as seen through the eyes of people in a position to note the disastrous choices that left a country in chaos.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
August 31, 2007
Narrated with a detached, grim authority by Campbell Scott, Ferguson's film is surely the most nonhistrionic cinematic explanation of our current geopolitical woes yet seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
August 25, 2007
This is depressing stuff, brilliantly presented.
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
August 24, 2007
No End in Sight makes one thing clear: Were it not so bloody, the war in Iraq would be destined to become a case study in the nation's business schools.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
August 24, 2007
This one is not just a series of personal, one-sided attacks, as Moore's film seemed to be. Instead, filmmaker Charles Ferguson uses interviews with former Bush administration officials, journalists, former soldiers and others to make his case.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 24, 2007
The film is not anti-war but anti-arrogance and anti-idiocy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 23, 2007
Even dedicated news junkies will gain new understanding of a campaign with no end in sight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
August 23, 2007
The best documentary to be made about the war in Iraq.
| Original Score: 4/4
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
August 18, 2007
We all need to learn a few lessons from this and ratchet up our outrage.
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David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
August 18, 2007
As one of the interviewees put it succinctly, there is no light at the end of the tunnel.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
August 17, 2007
Ferguson's case is so confidently built that it seems unassailable...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
August 16, 2007
You know the Iraq war is going badly. What you may not know is how it also started badly.
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
August 15, 2007
...Ferguson's take has the precision and seriousness of purpose of a sniper's bullet while Moore's is a homemade shrapnel grenade.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
August 14, 2007
...the saddest, scariest horror movie I've seen in years.
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
August 14, 2007
A blistering, on-point expose of the movers and shakers who paved our way into a senseless conflict.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 13, 2007
This is the Iraq War documentary that covers all bases...Just listen to the silence of those who refuted Fahrenheit 911.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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