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Kingdom of Silence takes a panoramic view of Jamal Kasshogi's career and its impact on U.S.-Saudi relations, yielding a sobering account of one man's life and the two nations he straddled. Read critic reviews

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  • [It] helps us better understand why our leaders need to represent the high ideals of our country and when they stray, bad things can and will happen.

    October 21, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
  • Aided by an impressive roster of participants, it provides a clear and enraging picture of the tangled geopolitical dynamics which Khashoggi helped define, and which ultimately ensnared him.

    October 8, 2020 | Full Review…
  • ...as much about the complicated, co-dependent and sometimes toxic relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia as it about the man himself.

    October 8, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • In examining Khashoggi's professional life from its beginning... to its untimely end, Rowley draws a map of how journalistic censorship can extinguish a nation's democratic ambitions almost overnight.

    October 5, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Respectful but not hagiographic.

    October 5, 2020 | Full Review…
  • A compelling profile not just of Khashoggi, but of the United States' relationship with Saudi Arabia, the documentary charts a quixotic path, from young reporter to self-exiled critic of his homeland.

    October 3, 2020 | Full Review…

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