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Meeting Resistance offers a nuanced ground-level view of war's effects on an invaded people -- and the ways in which they decide to fight back. Read critic reviews

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Members of the Iraqi insurgence discuss their perspective on the Iraq War.

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Critic Reviews for Meeting Resistance

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    November 18, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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    November 17, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Of all the Iraq documentaries that have been released since the war began five years ago, this is the one that most seriously addresses the nature of the insurgency.

    March 14, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • Meeting Resistance is worth the effort. It tells a nuanced story of the Iraqi resistance that American media rarely has fleshed out.

    January 4, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The problem with the film is that it makes for better journalism than cinema.

    December 14, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Offers a rare glimpse into the hearts and minds of those who have dedicated themselves to ridding Iraq of its invaders, captured by intrepid reporters who risked their lives at a time when fragile trust was still possible.

    October 23, 2007 | Full Review…
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    November 18, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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    November 17, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Of all the Iraq documentaries that have been released since the war began five years ago, this is the one that most seriously addresses the nature of the insurgency.

    March 14, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • Meeting Resistance is worth the effort. It tells a nuanced story of the Iraqi resistance that American media rarely has fleshed out.

    January 4, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Again and again Iraqis cite restoring their pride and dignity as their reasons for planting roadside bombs, firing RPGs and lobbing mortars into the Green Zone.Hell hath no fury like a Muslim humiliated!

    May 23, 2008 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • While there are some points of interest along the way -- such as a dissertation on the recruitment and training of resistance fighters -- we emerge from this patchwork of viewpoints with no real picture.

    March 13, 2008 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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