Movies Like Standard Operating Procedure

Opening

—— The Purge: Anarchy Jul 18
—— Sex Tape Jul 18
—— Planes: Fire And Rescue Jul 18
42% Wish I Was Here Jul 18
—— Video Games: The Movie Jul 18

Top Box Office

91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $73.0M
17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $16.5M
23% Tammy $12.9M
85% 22 Jump Street $6.7M
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 $5.9M
47% Earth to Echo $5.5M
30% Deliver Us from Evil $4.7M
49% Maleficent $4.2M
80% Begin Again $2.9M
53% Jersey Boys $2.5M

Coming Soon

—— Hercules Jul 25
—— Lucy Jul 25
—— Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01
—— Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Aug 08
—— Step Up: All In Aug 08

Premieres Tonight

—— Backpackers: Season 1
—— Seed: Season 2

New Episodes Tonight

84% 24: Live Another Day
—— The Fosters: Season 2
—— Hit the Floor: Season 2
—— Longmire: Season 3
—— Major Crimes: Season 3
—— Mistresses: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
—— Switched at Birth: Season 3
67% Teen Wolf: Season 4
62% Under the Dome: Season 2

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Devious Maids: Season 2
—— Endeavour: Season 2
100% Falling Skies: Season 4
79% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1
64% The Last Ship: Season 1
100% Last Tango in Halifax: Season 2
69% The Leftovers: Season 1
100% Masters of Sex: Season 2
50% The Musketeers: Season 1
67% Ray Donovan: Season 2
46% Reckless: Season 1
54% Salem: Season 1
50% True Blood: Season 7
—— Unforgettable: Season 2
80% Vicious: Season 1
—— Witches of East End: Season 2

Standard Operating Procedure Reviews

Page 1 of 6
Ray Pride
Newcity

A female face: unformed personalities the equivalent of the portrayal of na´vetÚ by Sissy Spacek in "Badlands." An improbable horror movie about metadata and its discontents.

Full Review Source: Newcity

April 8, 2014
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Fascinating and horrifying, especially if you take a step back and view it thinking about what it tells us about the society in which these abuses took place.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 79/100

December 5, 2008
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

Examines both the mystery of primitive human instincts and the nature and power of photography.

Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Original Score: 8/10

November 14, 2008
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

For American military personnel to descend to Saddam's level was one of the worst moments in US history, and Morris's film reveals the truth: the poisonous Abu Ghraib pictures were not merely an American scandal but a human catastrophe.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 4/5

October 18, 2008

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: B

October 18, 2008
David D'Arcy
Screen International

Morris's distillation of long talks with young ex-soldiers and the female general who commanded prisons all over Iraq is among the best documentaries on the Iraq war.

Full Review Source: Screen International

October 18, 2008

Bullz-Eye.com

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 3/5

October 18, 2008
James Verniere
Boston Herald

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: B+

October 18, 2008
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly

Haunting photographs and video seemingly point a finger at the low-ranking indicted soldiers. Equally haunting is the notion that journalists and the public assumed they had seen everything.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

October 18, 2008

National Post

| Original Score: 3.5/4

October 18, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A worthwhile... meticulously reported film, splashed with [Morris'] own, unique style.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

October 16, 2008
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Engaging, well-made documentary that will provoke outrage, shock and horror in equal measure.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

July 18, 2008
Victor Olliver
Teletext

As shocking are the prisoner treatments permitted as "standard operating procedure". A disturbing, dispassionate investigation.

Full Review Source: Teletext | Original Score: 4/5

July 17, 2008
Evan Williams
The Australian

Standard Operating Procedure is a brilliantly, almost self-consciously, stylish film.

Full Review Source: The Australian | Original Score: 4/5

July 10, 2008
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

In taking us beyond the edges of those infamous photographs, he shows us a system that did more than produce a few bad apples; it was rotten to the core.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 4/5

July 4, 2008
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

A film of great sadness about how we humans debase ourselves; it's also an important reminder to never jump to conclusions from appearances

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

June 28, 2008
Bill Gibron
PopMatters

In some ways, Standard Operating Procedure is too appalling to appreciate. It's like watching the Nuremberg Trials, Nazis purposefully passing the buck higher and higher up, fully aware that no one above a certain rank is around to take the blame.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 4/5

June 26, 2008
Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Morris offers valuable new perspectives on Abu Ghraib, but the paying customers may not care to go there again.

Full Review Source: Film.com

June 23, 2008
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Errol Morris has become the Steven Spielberg or Martin Scorsese of documentary filmmaking, with all the positives and negatives that rather facile comparison implies.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 17, 2008
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Standard Operating Procedure feels like a historical work in progress, brilliant, thought-provoking but incomplete.

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

June 6, 2008
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
June 9, 2009
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
Top Critic IconTop Critic
October 18, 2008

Irish Times

October 18, 2008
Page 1 of 6
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile