Camp X-Ray Reviews

November 7, 2014
Camp X-Ray raises quite a few fascinating questions about power, sexism, and war, yet fails to explore them in any real depth. More troubling still, it's a character study that does little in the way of character development.
October 30, 2014
On another movie, the high-corn finale might have worked; here, it just feels patently false.
October 24, 2014
Has a great idea behind it - a young female soldier assigned guard duty at Guantanamo Bay forms a kinship with one of the incarcerated Muslims - but first-time writer-director Peter Sattler doesn't go anywhere interesting with that notion.
October 18, 2014
Kirsten Stewart and Peyman Moaadi ably take center stage in the Gitmo drama Camp X-Ray, but do we need to be reminded that we're not that different again?
October 17, 2014
An expensively mounted treatise on important issues that's terrified to dig in obsessively, yet so ramrod-stiff with indignation that it never comes anywhere near compelling entertainment.
October 17, 2014
Camp X-Ray seems more outraged by military sexism than the notion that Gitmo remains open in the Age of Obama.
October 16, 2014
Despite the movie's gripping performances and the verisimilitude of many elements, I simply don't believe the story.
October 16, 2014
An on-the-nose approach smothers all subtext into submission and leaves nothing of interest alive.
October 16, 2014
The movie becomes a series of histrionic attempts to be, as Stewart's character says with a pout, ''Just not as black and white as they said it was gonna be.''
October 16, 2014
'Camp X-Ray" already feels like a throwback to an earlier era, when Hollywood cared about what was going on at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp for suspected Islamist terrorists.
October 16, 2014
There's something insulting about this thoroughly well-intentioned film ...
January 25, 2014
Twilight's Kristen Stewart demonstrates a decent performance in Camp X-Ray, a movie about Guantanamo Bay with high potential that is frustratingly wasted.
January 21, 2014
Do these performances outweigh a scenario that feels written by a politically outraged 12-year-old?
January 19, 2014
First-time writer-director Peter Sattler's pic means very well, but strains credibility and ethics alike.
January 19, 2014
So crude and overstretched, it's a wonder [Stewart] didn't attempt to tunnel out before the credits rolled.