Gitmo Reviews

  • Feb 12, 2009

    A documentary about such a loaded subject could have been much more provocative.

    A documentary about such a loaded subject could have been much more provocative.

  • Dec 09, 2008

    A frustrating, meandering documentary, mostly showing various military officials and former prisoners refusing to cooperate with the filmmakers, or giving rather unshocking testimony. Aside from this, the film mostly deals in unproven rumors, speculation, and conjecture. And when one of the main sources for a documentary about abuses at Guantanamo Bay is the disgraced former commander of the Abu Ghraib prison, who has never actually been to Guantanamo, you know the film has problems. Did they really say "no one had heard [the term 'unlawful combatant'] before", when in fact the term has been used for at least 100 years? And that the US military tortures prisoners by making them listen to Fleetwood Mac, Matchbox 20, and Kris Kristofferson? Good grief.

    A frustrating, meandering documentary, mostly showing various military officials and former prisoners refusing to cooperate with the filmmakers, or giving rather unshocking testimony. Aside from this, the film mostly deals in unproven rumors, speculation, and conjecture. And when one of the main sources for a documentary about abuses at Guantanamo Bay is the disgraced former commander of the Abu Ghraib prison, who has never actually been to Guantanamo, you know the film has problems. Did they really say "no one had heard [the term 'unlawful combatant'] before", when in fact the term has been used for at least 100 years? And that the US military tortures prisoners by making them listen to Fleetwood Mac, Matchbox 20, and Kris Kristofferson? Good grief.

  • Apr 07, 2008

    Should been shown in every high school civics class.

    Should been shown in every high school civics class.

  • Dec 15, 2007

    Vi lever i en sjuk värld...

    Vi lever i en sjuk värld...