City of Ghosts Reviews

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August 31, 2017
A positive showcase of heroic citizen journalists.
August 31, 2017
In another war zone, Matthew Heineman exchanges nihilism for hope, sentiment and journalists.
August 30, 2017
"City of Ghosts" adds a powerful immediacy to the Syrian catastrophe.
August 28, 2017
I'm not sure whether City of Ghosts deserves to be called a great film, but it definitely should be seen. At a minimum, we owe the people of Raqqa our pledge not to look away from their suffering.
August 22, 2017
Rare, humanizing glimpses into the kind of Syrian war stories that aren't typically heard.
August 15, 2017
There are the makings of a gripping story in these elements. But somehow City of Ghosts never quite comes together.
August 3, 2017
Heroes get their moment in Matthew Heineman's absorbing documentary.
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
City of Ghosts is not an easy film to watch. Matthew Heineman's documentary on the ISIS occupation of the city of Raqqa is in alternate turns fascinating, heartbreaking, horrifying and inspiring.
July 28, 2017
It's a riveting, urgent film.
July 28, 2017
An important story that loses something in the telling.
July 27, 2017
When it comes to documentaries that find the perfect balance between informing the audience of the dry facts of such conflict, while presenting the deeply human and personal stories of those who are involved, director Matthew Heineman is a bit of gem.
July 27, 2017
A powerful, remarkable profile of courage under fire.
July 27, 2017
There is zero "fake news" here.
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 24, 2017
Nothing else is as compelling as the first-hand footage of life in Raqqa... Undoubtedly, though, its account of hounded, careworn exiles does, in its own way, tell us something about the suffering of Syria's people.
July 24, 2017
Amid such horror, the quiet bravery in the face of this great modern evil is extraordinary. Even calling oneself a "journalist" beside such selfless heroism feels laughable.
July 23, 2017
City Of Ghosts salutes RBSS while reminding us how little was being done to bring the nightmare to an end.
July 23, 2017
The footage is chilling and the heroism of these traumatised but determined young men is unquestionable.
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