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Dirty Wars Reviews

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July 4, 2013
[C]onnects how the celebrated successes and piecemeal scandals about the global war on terror fit into an alarming U.S. military policy. . [but] gets confusingly repetitive.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 28, 2013
This is a film you skip seeing at your own risk.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 28, 2013
My biggest problem with this movie is the choice to make Scahill the star of the show instead of the basic, disturbing facts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 28, 2013
It makes you wonder - what don't we know?
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 27, 2013
Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill shine a light on the fallout from America's covert anti-terrorist attacks.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 27, 2013
Filmmaker Richard Rowley's documentary Dirty Wars sounds the alarms, throws the lights on in the room and confronts audiences with the brutality of the conflicts in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 20, 2013
Scahill is a brave, dogged reporter, and he deserves to flaunt his angst.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 20, 2013
Like a lot of modern political documentaries, we've yet to see the final chapter, which is yet to be written. But it's instructive to have a little more light shed on such history in the making.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 20, 2013
It'll open your eyes.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 20, 2013
The first-person style is a creative choice that may put some people off. But who better to lead a tour of the denied areas than someone who has walked its dangerous streets before?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 20, 2013
Awkward title aside, the movie meticulously and powerfully lays bare the unexpectedly wide scope of activities that many in the current administration would surely prefer kept under wraps.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 20, 2013
With Dirty Wars, director Rick Rowley doesn't so much sugar the pill as caffeinate it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 20, 2013
Ultimately, Dirty Wars doesn't feel like authentic reporting, it's more of an audition reel.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 17, 2013
Scahill's voiceover has a grim relentlessness that ties everything together, while maintaining the pretense that the viewer is at his side as he makes his discoveries.
June 14, 2013
Something we rarely see reported in major news media.
June 14, 2013
His [Scahill] betrayal at the overall ambivalence of an entire population is what gives this movie teeth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 14, 2013
Scahill is as much a liability onscreen as he is a fascinating source.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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