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Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine
September 28, 2011
Omar the martyr overwhelms Omar the human being in this ultimately dry and overtly biased attempt at cinematic protest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 28, 2011
This film is narratively inert (we spend a lot of time listening to the same questions being asked over and over) and, like virtually all docs in its genre, less than vigorous in its pursuit of truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Paul Weedon
Little White Lies
October 13, 2011
Another essential, damning indictment of America's torture policy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Barsanti
June 23, 2011
...[a] precise, impassioned portrait of post-9/11 collateral damage.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Bill Weber
House Next Door
June 15, 2011
...a living testament to American callousness toward norms of international justice and the likelihood of reaping future enemies from the scapegoats among the interned.
Phil Contrino
Boxoffice Magazine
September 28, 2011
Filmmakers Luc Côté and Patricio Henriquez don't use flashy tricks to tug heartstrings-instead they put faith in the story they're telling. And what a story it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
April 2, 2011
Has a quiet, thorough and compelling insistence, made all the more powerful by its measured approach.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Christopher Null
September 29, 2011
likely the most important film you will see this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
October 5, 2011
Worthy of 100 minutes of anyone's time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
June 8, 2011
An extremely disturbing Canadian documentary about the plight of a young detainee at the notorious detention camp.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ronnie Scheib
September 28, 2011
[The film] demonstrates, through excerpts from an actual videotaped interrogation at Guantanamo, the process by which human will can be systematically broken down to force an admission of guilt, regardless of truth.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
September 27, 2011
An even-tempered glimpse behind a very dark curtain.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
October 20, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
September 27, 2011
You Don't Like the Truth focuses on the pathetic manipulations of Canadian intelligence officers as they interrogate Toronto-born Omar Khadr, the youngest prisoner held in Guantánamo Bay.
Philip French
Observer [UK]
October 9, 2011
It is an appalling tale of injustice that reflects badly on both the US administration that has incarcerated him and the Canadian government that has done nothing to seek his repatriation.
Tom Dawson
Total Film
September 30, 2011
Secretly recorded footage from a Guantanamo Bay interrogation of 16-year-old Canadian citizen Omar Khadr forms the core of this compelling doc.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
October 29, 2010
For once, no one rants, and, in the relative calm, the tone can be heard, so muted and sad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
October 29, 2010
On many levels, this is an utterly harrowing film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Adams
Screen International
February 10, 2011
The split-screen format allows the real-life footage to sit alongside context offered by lawyers and psychiatrists.
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
September 27, 2011
Audiences will not "like the truth" that this newly declassified footage of a Guantanamo detainee reveals, although the title actually refers to the interrogators of 15-year-old Omar Khadr who deny the obvious truth of their prisoner's predicament.
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