Dirty Wars Reviews

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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.
June 27, 2013
These wars being fought in our name may be dirty, but this courageous film reminds us that as long as we have a free press, they don't have to be secret.
June 21, 2013
Dirty Wars is essential viewing for all Americans, conservatives and liberals alike. It's intense and depressing. It'll make you angry.
June 14, 2013
Scahill is as much a liability onscreen as he is a fascinating source.
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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