Dirty Wars Reviews

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November 29, 2013
A tense, shocking US documentary that plays out like an episode of The Wire, though in this case it's not a war on drugs that's being fought (and lost), but the war on terror.
November 29, 2013
Government sanctioned atrocities and journalist Jeremy Scahill fight for top billing in this investigative doc.
November 28, 2013
The movie has rather silly, Bourne-style thriller graphics, which are unnecessary: it has an important story to tell.
November 26, 2013
[A] gripping investigative doc, which plays out like a classic conspiracy thriller as it follows a trail of clues to the heart of darkness.
June 28, 2013
It makes you wonder - what don't we know?
June 27, 2013
By emphasizing the human cost of the operation, Scahill and Rowling turn "blowback" into much more than an abstract military-political term.
March 6, 2019
It's like a 1970s conspiracy thriller fronted by a voracious gumshoe -- only in place of laconic wit lies moral indignation.
February 2, 2018
It's scary stuff, and though director Richard Rowley sometimes milks the thriller overtones too forcefully, Scahill explores the subject with admirable clarity.
April 6, 2016
You become uncomfortably aware of scene-staging. How much re-enacting have we got going on here?... Once you become aware of it, this creeping subversion tends to gnaw away at the rest of the film.
August 5, 2015
Dirty Wars is frightening and it's not over.
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