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Taxi to the Dark Side Reviews

Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

November 18, 2011
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Like the Iraq war documentary No End in Sight, this movie about the U.S. military's systematic torture of terror suspects is a triumph not of reporting but of synthesis.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 29, 2011
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
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Certain to inspire both outrage and sorrow, Alex Gibney's harrowing documentary -- about the torture and abuse of suspected terrorists in U.S. military prisons -- ranks among recent cinema's more excoriating moral indictments.

Full Review Source: NPR.org

October 18, 2008
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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Taxi to the Dark Side is a stunning indictment of torture as policy, a brilliant documentary whose arguments are so well-supported and reasonably made that you can't ignore them.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4.5/5

March 20, 2008
David Denby
New Yorker
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Along with No End in Sight, this movie is one of the essential documentaries of the ongoing war.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

March 17, 2008
Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com
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Taxi to the Dark Side joins a growing list of outspoken documentaries that question the rationale and conduct of America's presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, and our willingness to destroy freedom in order to save it.

Full Review Source: Film.com

March 8, 2008
Philip Marchand
Toronto Star
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The film certainly makes its case, tracing a chain of abuse from Bagram to the notorious Iraqi prison, Abu Ghraib, to the cells of Guantanamo.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

February 22, 2008
Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
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Taxi to the Dark Side may not be your idea of a fun, relaxing night at the movies, but it is artful moviemaking and vital viewing for anyone interested in the issues.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

February 22, 2008
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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So disturbing, on so many levels, that it's hard to know where to begin.

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

February 22, 2008
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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One of the most powerful, carefully researched investigations of the moral-legal side effects of current American military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 8, 2008
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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As our society searches its conscience for the correct balance between preserving American lives and upholding American values, Gibney offers a crucial perspective to counterbalance the influence of eye-for-an-eye gut instinct.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

February 8, 2008
Tamara Straus
San Francisco Chronicle
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Will go down in film history as a damning historical document of the Bush administration's wartime expansion of executive powers.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 5/5

February 8, 2008
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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Exhaustively researched and shattering documentary by Alex Gibney.

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

February 8, 2008
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Horrifying.

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

February 8, 2008
Tasha Robinson
Chicago Tribune
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The most extraordinary thing about the grim Best Documentary Academy Award nominee Taxi to the Dark Side is how straightforward its interviewees are about the military prisoner they collectively murdered in Afghanistan in 2002.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

February 7, 2008
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Taxi to the Dark Side adds something new to our awareness -- interviews with soldiers who served as interrogators in Afghanistan, and in Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib prison, and who, in some cases, served prison terms themselves.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

January 23, 2008
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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By the time it's over, [director Gibney has] broadened his focus into a documentary so damning of the U.S. government, it's hard to believe he even got it made.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

January 18, 2008
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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If recent American history is ever going to be discussed with the necessary clarity and ethical rigor, Taxi to the Dark Side will be essential.

| Original Score: 4.5/5

January 18, 2008
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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A meticulous examination...Taxi is impressive.

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

January 17, 2008
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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Gibney assembles a formidable arsenal of talking heads to testify.

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

January 17, 2008
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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The usefully horrifying documentary Taxi to the Dark Side follows a map that leads to the notorious prison abuses in Iraq's Abu Ghraib to policies in the Guantánamo Bay detention camp.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

January 17, 2008
David Fear
Time Out New York
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The more testimonies you hear from guards, journalists and a former Gitmo detainee about what's going on behind closed doors, the more a horrific bigger picture appears.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/6

January 17, 2008
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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I hope that every concerned moviegoer sees this film, but I doubt that many will.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

January 16, 2008
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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Without cheapening the suffering of American or Afghan, the film retrieves the torture issue from the realm of the abstract and gives the plain facts of this world right now. As long as we still care about people and power, they will matter.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 15, 2008
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Alex Gibney's Taxi to the Dark Side is the documentary that many of us have prayed for, the one that could break through even to people who relish the torture set pieces on 24 and will hear no evil about the War on Terror.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

January 14, 2008
Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
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Gibney pulls it all together with impressive clarity and command. In the end, this passionate indictment of present U.S. policies stirs both sadness and outrage.

May 11, 2007
Jay Weissberg
Variety
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[Director] Gibney has crafted more than just an important document of systemic abuse -- he's stripped the rhetoric from official doublespeak to expose a callous disregard for not only the Geneva Conventions but the vision of the Founding Fathers.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 4, 2007
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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It's about what we have done (or at least allowed to be done in our name), why we should be ashamed and angry, and whether we have the honor and decency to stop it. If America still has a soul, Alex Gibney is trying to save it.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

April 30, 2007
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