My Country, My Country (2006)


Critic Consensus: This war documentary offers a valuable look at Iraqi life under the U.S. occupation, and finds a compelling central subject in Dr. Riyadh.


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The film reveals the agonizing predicament and gradual descent of one man caught in the tragic circumstances and contradictions of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and its effort to spread democracy in the Middle East on the eve of the controversial January 2005 elections.

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Critic Reviews for My Country, My Country

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (16)

A compelling report.

Oct 13, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A memorable portrait of a nation's growing pains.

Oct 12, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4

In 90 captivating minutes, Laura Poitras' extraordinary documentary My Country, My Country gives you a greater understanding of the situation in Iraq than you'd get from 100 hours of Fox News or CNN.

Sep 29, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

What My Country, My Country does best is show us that while both the Americans and the Iraqis care about the country's future, their cultural backgrounds and world views inevitably make them seem alien to each other.

Sep 15, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…


Sep 14, 2006

... sobering documentary ...

Sep 8, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for My Country, My Country

I enjoyed how the filmmaker truly just observed and didn't really inject any opinion or politics into this. It's depressing to watch, however, because we were lied into going there, but once we got there (and continue to be) we really have done nothing to improve these people's lives and some sham elections don't count.

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