Operation Filmmaker (2008)

Operation Filmmaker

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Critic Consensus: Operation Filmmaker is a darkly funny, ironic tale of a cross-cultural exchange gone wrong.


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Touched by the plight of an aspiring Iraqi filmmaker whose dreams of working in Hollywood seemed to fall with Baghdad, American filmmaker Liev Schreiber invites the ambitious wannabe director to intern on Everything Is Illuminated, to unexpected results. In 2004, just one year after the United States launched a devastating attack on Baghdad, MTV ran a story about a 25-year-old Iraqi film student named Muthana Mohmed, who remained determined not to let the strife that consumed his country consume … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Television, Special Interest
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On DVD: Dec 16, 2008
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Operation Filmmaker

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (15)

If learning about other cultures shows that we're all basically alike, Operation Filmmaker is a reminder that foreign countries have their own share of nitwits, too.

Full Review… | July 25, 2008
Seattle Times
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What might have been a vanity project emerges as a surprisingly complicated morality tale.

June 30, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
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Everyone here comes out smelling bad -- that's why the film's so good.

Full Review… | June 20, 2008
Boston Globe
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This gut punch of a documentary will knock you for a loop.

June 13, 2008
Rolling Stone
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An exit strategy in Iraq? This self-aware study shows how hard it'll be.

Full Review… | June 6, 2008
Entertainment Weekly
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The whole film could be seen a metaphor for America's misadventures in Iraq: Schreiber and company came in expecting flowers and sweets from a grateful native, and wound up in a quagmire.

Full Review… | June 6, 2008
AV Club
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Audience Reviews for Operation Filmmaker

½

Fascinating doc on a fledgling filmmaker squandering opportunity and stranded by global politics.

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