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No End in Sight Reviews

David Fear
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 18, 2011
Cliff Doerksen
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 5/5

November 17, 2011
Bob Mondello
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October 18, 2008
David Ansen
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April 7, 2008

Globe and Mail
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A tidy summary of the tragic mistakes made, and the brutal arrogance displayed, by the Bush administration in its prosecution of the Iraq war.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 5, 2007
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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This is a movie about the very officials who boasted 'I don't do quagmires' (then-defense secretary Rumsfeld), but who hadn't actually done the planning or simple reading of other people's plans that might have avoided that very fate.

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

September 13, 2007
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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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

September 7, 2007
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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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 Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

August 24, 2007
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Even dedicated news junkies will gain new understanding of a campaign with no end in sight.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 23, 2007

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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August 18, 2007
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Ferguson's case is so confidently built that it seems unassailable...

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

August 17, 2007
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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Its list of interviewees includes a number of insiders once deeply involved in the bungled aftermath of America's invasion of Iraq. It also includes some shocking, on-the-ground footage from the war that has not been seen elsewhere.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 10, 2007
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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No End in Sight is the most coolheaded of the Iraq war documentaries, the most methodical and the least polemical. Yet it's the one that will leave audiences the most shattered, angry and astounded.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

August 10, 2007
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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No End in Sight will leave you floored, agape and enraged anew.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: A-

August 10, 2007
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Ferguson is admirably tenacious in assigning blame for the boneheaded mistakes that have doomed Iraqi reconstruction.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 10, 2007
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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A raft of documentaries have come along since the start of the war, some of them accusatory, some investigative, some empathetic, nearly all of them skeptical. None is better argued or more searing than No End in Sight.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 4/4

August 10, 2007
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Remember the scene in A Clockwork Orange where Alex has his eyes clamped open and is forced to watch a movie? I imagine a similar experience for the architects of our catastrophe in Iraq. I would like them to see No End in Sight.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

August 10, 2007
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Lucid, concise and devastating.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 9, 2007
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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[No End in Sight] may be the best and saddest film of the year so far.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

August 9, 2007
Dennis Lim
Los Angeles Times
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No End in Sight, the latest Iraq documentary, is the first to attempt a detailed historical overview and probably the only one with the potential to reach across partisan lines, a true rarity in the sphere of political filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

August 2, 2007
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Although this is Ferguson's first feature -- he paid for it himself -- it's a masterfully assured piece of filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: A

August 2, 2007
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Leaves you furious at an administration of armchair warriors, yet it offers the catharsis of cold, hard truth.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

August 2, 2007
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Essential viewing for any patriot.

July 31, 2007
David Denby
New Yorker
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We need to hear the story again and again, for no amount of rage and disbelief can turn what the Bush Administration did into someone else's problem.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

July 30, 2007
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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The most compelling and least partisan of all the Iraq documentaries.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 27, 2007
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Rehashes information you already knew and tries to inflate trivia into scandal.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 27, 2007
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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No End in Sight offers an emphatic, well-supported answer to a question that has already begun to be mooted on television talk shows: Who lost Iraq?.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 27, 2007
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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A damning appraisal of America's handling of the Iraq war.

July 27, 2007
Noel Murray
AV Club
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So No End In Sight is hardly another partisan anti-war doc. Instead, it's a cogent, often infuriating explication of how the execution of the war went awry.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B+

July 26, 2007
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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It's a furious, if quietly stated, indictment of the president and all his men in the debacle that our adventure in Iraq has become.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 26, 2007
Jan Stuart
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...words speak even louder than visual evidence in Charles Ferguson's lacerating analysis of America's occupation of Iraq.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 26, 2007
Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
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...his [Ferguson's] brilliant and riveting documentary about the Bush administration's failures in Iraq, is at once the most devastating cinematic postmortem on America's colossal blunder in the Middle East, and the most sober.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 26, 2007
David Fear
Time Out New York
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As a CliffsNotes history lesson, Ferguson's doc is a much needed attempt to uncover what happened; as a film, it's a jumble of questionable choices.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/6

July 26, 2007
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Soberly narrated by Campbell Scott, the film is a meticulous, thoroughly engrossing lesson in how not to win friends (or wars) and influence people (or potential terrorists).

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

July 23, 2007
Andrew O'Hehir
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A systematic and rigorous history of the Iraq war to date.

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February 3, 2007
Robert Koehler
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[Director] Ferguson delivers the calm, meticulous survey of U.S. policy that legions of critics of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 have been waiting for.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 25, 2007
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