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The Road To Guantanamo Reviews

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Emanuel Levy

Timely political documentary that resolves one set of issues while rsiaing others.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B

July 13, 2011
Fernando F. Croce

The director's slovenliness is a torture device of its own, but the grueling point is well taken

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 30, 2009
Cole Smithey

Director Michael Winterbottom brings us face-to-face with the national humiliation of Guantanamo prison where the Geneva Convention and legal protocol have been disposed of like the now-filthy rivers of our country.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A

April 23, 2009
Karina Longworth

If we ever felt like the soldiers and interrogators seen here were in any way human, Winterbottom and Whitecross' indictment of their behavior would hit twice as hard.

Full Review Source: Cinematical | Original Score: 6.5/10

February 1, 2008
Christopher Campbell

An astonishing tale of survival, a kind of modern Odyssey with a touch of the old mistaken-identity scenario, presented in a pointedly discriminating first-person narrative.

Full Review Source: Cinematical | Original Score: 4.5/5

September 17, 2007
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

While THE ROAD TO GUANTÁNAMO treats the men's tales with respect, astute viewers will question the nature of the youths' visits.

Full Review Source: Murphy's Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

July 14, 2007
Anton Bitel

Gripping, nightmarish, and at times bleakly funny, The Road To Guantánamo is far too important a personal testimony to go unheard.

Full Review Source: Film4

June 15, 2007
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio

Guided terror tour of US atrocity culture.

Full Review Source: WBAI Web Radio

April 22, 2007
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Forte sem jamais se tornar apelativo, é uma denúncia contundente que expõe, de forma inequívoca, os abusos, a crueldade e a arrogância atroz do governo norte-americano, cujos integrantes deveriam ser julgados por crimes de guerra.

| Original Score: 5/5

December 19, 2006
Stuart Klawans
The Nation

Until we get an accounting, let's be grateful we've got the docudrama.

Full Review Source: The Nation

November 11, 2006
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Road to Guantánamo is surprisingly confusing about how they got themselves captured %u2026 Perhaps the most astounding aspect of the story is the revelation that their experiences have helped them become better, stronger people

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

November 10, 2006
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

This is a horrifying movie, all the more so because it's true...

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

November 3, 2006
Warren Richey
Christian Science Monitor

Revulsion can be an effective tool in exposing wrongdoing. But in the murky confrontation between militant Islam and the West, truth will always be the better road to freedom.

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

October 14, 2006
Andrew O'Hehir
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The Road to Guantánamo will drive you crazy, if you aren't crazy yet.

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October 7, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

... Muddled--yet haunting even if it should prove to be only slightly true.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

October 1, 2006
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Raw, riveting filmmaking that shines a light on the dark underbelly of the 'war on terror.' . . . a searing exposé of how badly our supposedly democratic, rights-upholding part of the world has lost its way since September 11.

August 27, 2006
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

What happened to them was an accident, but what was done to them is a cautionary tale of how the treatment of prisoners reflects on their captors, and how such treatment can breed the very things we fear: defiant, hardened enemies of the West.

| Original Score: 3/4

August 25, 2006
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

A startling indictment of post-9/11 injustice [that] should anger people of all political persuasions.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

August 22, 2006
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Tells a powerful story, even if you do have to wonder about the sensitivity of releasing a film like this so close to the anniversary of 9/11.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 18, 2006
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

The conception doesn't work perfectly.... Still, the film is muscular, persuasive, and necessary without being exploitative.

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

July 28, 2006
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