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Dirty Wars Reviews

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½ June 16, 2017
Somber, Oscar-nominated documentary about the human toll resulting from the war on terror. It's all told through the eyes of journalist Jeremy Scahill (who also narrates), taking you along for all the frustrations and revelations of investigative journalism.
½ January 8, 2017
Pretty straightforward film but also gets it's message across in an effective manner.
October 14, 2016
How the US government is INCREASING terrorism across the world rather than reducing it.
½ September 12, 2016
Doco investigating US covert war against perceived enemies through thousands of assassinations by drones and special fotces.
½ April 30, 2016
i finally got up the strength to commit to watching this doc with Jeremy Scahill. it was tough to get through but it was a an important view. DIRTY WARS brings attention to the methods of JSOC as the US's unaccountable special ops who have unlimited funds, answer only to the white house and assassinate enemies with impunity anywhere in the world; spun from Afghanistan and Iraq. DIRTY WARS bolsters the narrative that america's war on terror is not only counter-productive but is the machine that creates more terrorists.

as someone who has live through and for the past 25 yrs followed closely the US' involvement in the middle east, this doc is yet another brush to paint the picture that the american military industrial complex is the force for evil bringing devastation anywhere for profit and the expense of everyone.
April 28, 2016
If you were to watch one movie about Obama's foreign policy in the Middle East, this would be it. It's sordid, compelling, and so attention grabbing.
April 6, 2016
America tries to kill its way to victory, but the war on terror produces new enemies with every killing.
February 20, 2016
Without A Doubt, The Venture Into Mogadishu-Somalia Is Compelling Stuff. A Very Unique Interview With Infamous Warlord Mohamed Qanyare (The Lord Of War) Adds Some Sombering Insights. This Doco, While Ground-Breaking, Will (As The Lead Journalist States) Fall On Deaf Ears. The First Causality Of Any War, Always Being The Truth. Full Of Twisted Logic & Muddled Views Clouded By Death, Honor & Fool-Hardy Bravery.
December 13, 2015
This documentary had a worthwhile message, but it was tedious, boring and had no intrigue or sense of adventure with its hunt for knowledge.
September 20, 2015
It's OK, but it left me wanting much more.

The book is much better!
Super Reviewer
September 8, 2015
I knew of Scahill from the Blackwater novel and it is interesting to hear him speak in his own voice. Although he portrays himself as one man against the military industrial complex, we know that this is just one more amen to those who have chosen to talk about the forgotten costs of war.
June 27, 2015
Dirty wars. Your point of view will change.open your eyes ans see. i am speechless.
June 18, 2015
People must watch this. Very well made
½ June 10, 2015
It takes guts for a journalist to report these things.
½ May 30, 2015
An utterly one sided view of reality.
May 12, 2015
none of this is really that surprising
April 12, 2015
The war on terror turned into a self-fulfilling prophecy
March 28, 2015
well done..despite the depressing nature of the topic and sad commentary on the american government/military..
March 21, 2015
A true eye opener on the hidden face of what the US did to innocent ppl in the countries they invaded.
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