makes its timely arguments with passion and conviction.
A hard-hitting documentary against the madness of war and the failure of journalists to speak truth to power.
| Original Score: 5/5
At only 73 minutes, the documentary is nowhere as detailed as Solomon's invaluable book but see it anyway, and don't get fooled again.
| Original Score: 3/4
Penetrating study of how the news media allowed themselves to be used as war propagandists in the run-up to the war in Iraq.
War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death is a depressing look at political manipulation and news media compliance.
| Original Score: 3/5
Killing for peace cleverly compared to fornicating for virginity.
| Original Score: 4/4
The doc is sobering, straightforward, and a bit drab, but to the participants' credit, it's also an entirely nonpartisan endeavor.
War Made Easy contributes a significant argument and does a good enough job in a limited way.
The arguments seem worth considering and the film makes for provocative viewing.
| Original Score: 7/10
If you're a news junkie, you'll find nothing new: if not, this nicely-edited and eminently watchable doc will open your eyes.
| Original Score: B+
No distractions, no theatrics, no colorful personalities, just an efficiently produced documentary with a simple, direct and compelling argument.
| Original Score: B
Makes a strong case that when it comes to military action, the American public has been deceived by presidents from Lyndon Johnson on down the line to the current occupant of the White House.
War Made Easy is an engrossing bit of finger-pointing, ushering in another fascinating shade to the world's current woes, not to mention a devastating portrait of fallacy that grows stronger by the gunshot.
While the film is intensely skeptical of the power elite, it has a refreshing faith in democracy.
Overlapping with other recent docus, pic nonetheless presents a stimulating argument.
It's too top heavy and just not clean.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Conventional and one-sided.
| Original Score: 2/4