City of Ghosts (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

City of Ghosts (2017)



Critic Consensus: City of Ghosts takes a hard-hitting, ground-level look at atrocities in a part of the world that may seem foreign to many viewers, but whose impact will be no less devastating.

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This documentary from Matthew Heineman goes behind enemy lines in Syria to follow the citizen journalist collective "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently" as they attempt to expose the human rights violations by ISIS and fight the terrorist group's misinformation campaigns in their home country.

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This film will give you a new appreciation for the freedoms that are often taken for granted in a democracy.

August 3, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

An important story that loses something in the telling.

July 28, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

"City of Ghosts" isn't merely about the personal sacrifices of these men, but a testament to the necessity of a free and open press the world over.

July 27, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Heineman powerfully captures the agonizing sense of displacement these men must feel. Gaunt, lanky, chain-smoking RBSS founder Aziz is an emotionally wounded, haunted figure. The "ghosts" in the title doesn't just apply to those killed in Raqqa.

July 26, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Matthew Heineman gets up close and personal with some of the RBSS members, who live with the daily threat of violent retribution and in some scenes comment from the cloistered security of German or Turkish safe houses.

July 20, 2017 | Full Review…

[An] infuriating documentary.

July 20, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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