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Shoot Down (2007)

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First-time filmmaker Cristina Khuly helmed this award-winning documentary about a 1996 international incident that saw several Americans killed when the Cuban military shot down two civilian airplanes. Using information collected during the subsequent FBI investigation as well as accounts from the victims' families, Khuly attempts to piece together what exactly happened on that tragic day and what the true motivation behind it was. Shoot Down premiered at the 2007 Cinequest Film Festival.

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Critic Reviews for Shoot Down

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

A gutsy and startlingly balanced take on the events of that day in February 1996.

February 1, 2008 | Rating: 4/5

Even if you followed these events and know the details well, Shoot Down is quite revealing -- and moving.

January 25, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/4

Gets bogged down with too many talking heads and long-winded departures into American political policy and -- at the beginning, at least -- rather cheesily sentimental music. Those weaknesses blunt what could have been a more sharply told story.

January 24, 2008 | Full Review…

And Justice for None

July 23, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

As it articulates the families' trauma and distress, the film also shows the layers of context that have produced their frustrations.

March 21, 2008 | Full Review…

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Impressively evenhanded look at an attack on US citizens near - but not in - Cuban airspace.

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