City of Ghosts Reviews

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August 3, 2017
This film will give you a new appreciation for the freedoms that are often taken for granted in a democracy.
July 28, 2017
An important story that loses something in the telling.
July 27, 2017
"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
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 20, 2017
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
[An] infuriating documentary.
April 26, 2019
The film is worth seeing for its personal stories and its realism, because real life rarely has the neat endings of fiction.
March 1, 2019
The story, as assembled, therefore reflects the refugees' shifting situations, with a naturalistic combination of horror, tenderness and the vicarious heroic kick of seeing journalists sticking it to wrongdoers.
December 26, 2018
Heineman's gift as a filmmaker remains in the profoundly visceral quality of his material.
November 28, 2018
Not for the faint of heart, but well worth it.
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