Control Room Reviews

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December 22, 2010
Fascinating documentary for mature older teens+.
September 25, 2010
"Control Room" acknowledges wartime journalism sits between objectivity and propaganda, indifference and passion. Neutrality doesn't exist; to avoid gore is a stance. In a way, it's TV's true reality - the impossibility of objective footage of horror.
August 7, 2008
May 21, 2007
Is simply up to what all journalists should be about in the face of a corporatized, monolithic media - ruffling feathers. This advisory couldn't have come sooner.
April 1, 2006
January 9, 2006
December 6, 2005
February 1, 2005
Explores the difficulties that journalists face in a war situation better than most films do.
January 31, 2005
Em um ano que gerou timos filmes como F9/11, Bush's Brain, The Hunting of the President e Outfoxed, este ainda se destaca como o mais eloqente.
January 12, 2005
[E]xplodes the myth of objectivity... [but] leaves you with the very hopeful feeling that there's a wide middle ground that has room for all perspectives.
January 8, 2005
Movies don't reveal the truth, but good ones like this can provide an intimate and nuanced glimpse at some alternative reality.
January 4, 2005
Yes, the filmmakers ultimately lean left, but it's the U.S. military's PR guy, Josh Rushing, who stands out as the strongest and most likable personality.
November 15, 2004
Iraqis don't question the military power of the U.S., but rightly have plenty of evidence to question its wisdom
October 7, 2004
September 29, 2004
It might at least make you stop and think the next time you hear something on the news that's presented as gospel.
September 3, 2004
In the words of an Al Jazeera producer: 'Rumsfeld calls this ''incitement.'' I call it true journalism.'
August 29, 2004
Noujaim has done better than most of us at being in the right places at the right times to catch the imperial machinery in its most vulnerable, damning moments.
August 19, 2004
Bush and Rumsfeld have called Al-Jazeera "the mouthpiece of Osama Bin-Laden." You might find truth to that statement next to Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction.
August 13, 2004
The optimistic viewer will see in all this blunt and messy contrariness the emergence of the first free press in the Arab world.
August 12, 2004
Shines most brightly when it's exploring unexpected ambiguities.
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