The Prisoner Or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair Reviews

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March 22, 2007
A follow-up to the acclaimed Gunner Place, this docu, about one innocent Iraqui's detention and then shipment to Abu Ghraib, exhibits a restrained approach that allows its righteous indignation to grow slowly without resorting to manipulative tactics.
March 22, 2007
What really gives you hope for humanity in general is that Abbas came out of his demeaning and heart-rending experience with his dignity and, maybe, some of his sense of humor intact.
March 22, 2007
Modest picture offers a miniature portrait of the military occupation at its most sinister and comically inept, and the mild-mannered Abbas himself makes a wry, fatalistic protagonist.
March 22, 2007
The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair, a documentary with a tiny cast of characters and a modest budget, is a microscopic view of a big and ugly war.
March 21, 2007
The prisoner's journalistic tendencies served him well in jail: He chronicled details of his captivity, including names and serial numbers of fellow prisoners, in places guards wouldn't notice (like the inside of his boxer shorts).
March 20, 2007
When Yunis occasionally falters, it's not because English fails him; in recounting a story as hideous, incredulous, and nightmarish as this, there are both no words, and hardly words enough.
March 13, 2007
Tucker and Epperlein's film assumes a tone of black humor, using chapter breaks and comic book-style illustrations to highlight the amusing, astonishing, and horrifying absurdity of its central tale.
March 13, 2007
Could such a devastating story possibly be handled worse?
September 7, 2006
...it's hard not to be drawn into his admittedly horrifying tale.
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