War Made Easy Reviews

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Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine
March 17, 2008

It's too top heavy and just not clean.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
Top Critic
March 14, 2008

Conventional and one-sided.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
Top Critic
March 11, 2008

The doc is sobering, straightforward, and a bit drab, but to the participants' credit, it's also an entirely nonpartisan endeavor.

Kam Williams
March 12, 2008

Killing for peace cleverly compared to fornicating for virginity.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Brian Orndorf
October 18, 2007

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.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark R. Leeper
February 4, 2008

The arguments seem worth considering and the film makes for provocative viewing.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 10, 2008

No distractions, no theatrics, no colorful personalities, just an efficiently produced documentary with a simple, direct and compelling argument.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 15, 2008

A hard-hitting documentary against the madness of war and the failure of journalists to speak truth to power.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic
November 20, 2007

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
Top Critic
March 14, 2008

War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death is a depressing look at political manipulation and news media compliance.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
February 7, 2008

War Made Easy contributes a significant argument and does a good enough job in a limited way.

Harvey S. Karten
January 24, 2008

If you're a news junkie, you'll find nothing new: if not, this nicely-edited and eminently watchable doc will open your eyes.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dennis Harvey
Top Critic
August 22, 2007

Overlapping with other recent docus, pic nonetheless presents a stimulating argument.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic
October 4, 2007

While the film is intensely skeptical of the power elite, it has a refreshing faith in democracy.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Louis Proyect
March 14, 2008

Penetrating study of how the news media allowed themselves to be used as war propagandists in the run-up to the war in Iraq.

Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 14, 2008

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
March 24, 2008

makes its timely arguments with passion and conviction.

Slant Magazine
March 14, 2008

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