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The Road To Guantanamo Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
July 13, 2011
Timely political documentary that resolves one set of issues while rsiaing others.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Fernando F. Croce
August 30, 2009
The director's slovenliness is a torture device of its own, but the grueling point is well taken
Cole Smithey
April 23, 2009
Director Michael Winterbottom brings us face-to-face with the national humiliation of Guantanamo prison where the Geneva Convention and legal protocol have been disposed of like the now-filthy rivers of our country.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Christopher Campbell
September 17, 2007
An astonishing tale of survival, a kind of modern Odyssey with a touch of the old mistaken-identity scenario, presented in a pointedly discriminating first-person narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
July 14, 2007
While THE ROAD TO GUANTÁNAMO treats the men's tales with respect, astute viewers will question the nature of the youths' visits.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Anton Bitel
June 15, 2007
Gripping, nightmarish, and at times bleakly funny, The Road To Guantánamo is far too important a personal testimony to go unheard.
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
April 22, 2007
Guided terror tour of US atrocity culture.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
December 19, 2006
Forte sem jamais se tornar apelativo, é uma denúncia contundente que expõe, de forma inequívoca, os abusos, a crueldade e a arrogância atroz do governo norte-americano, cujos integrantes deveriam ser julgados por crimes de guerra.
| Original Score: 5/5
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
November 11, 2006
Until we get an accounting, let's be grateful we've got the docudrama.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 10, 2006
Road to Guantánamo is surprisingly confusing about how they got themselves captured %u2026 Perhaps the most astounding aspect of the story is the revelation that their experiences have helped them become better, stronger people
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 3, 2006
This is a horrifying movie, all the more so because it's true...
Top Critic
Andrew O'Hehir
October 7, 2006
The Road to Guantánamo will drive you crazy, if you aren't crazy yet.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 1, 2006
... Muddled--yet haunting even if it should prove to be only slightly true.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
August 27, 2006
Raw, riveting filmmaking that shines a light on the dark underbelly of the 'war on terror.' . . . a searing exposé of how badly our supposedly democratic, rights-upholding part of the world has lost its way since September 11.
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 25, 2006
What happened to them was an accident, but what was done to them is a cautionary tale of how the treatment of prisoners reflects on their captors, and how such treatment can breed the very things we fear: defiant, hardened enemies of the West.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
August 22, 2006
A startling indictment of post-9/11 injustice [that] should anger people of all political persuasions.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
August 18, 2006
Tells a powerful story, even if you do have to wonder about the sensitivity of releasing a film like this so close to the anniversary of 9/11.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
July 28, 2006
The conception doesn't work perfectly.... Still, the film is muscular, persuasive, and necessary without being exploitative.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
July 28, 2006
The film once again raises the issue of whether we're correct to disregard human rights and common decency in the wake of 9/11.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
July 19, 2006
Perhaps it will be a strong enough reminder of what's going on down there, un-checked and unregulated, that it will encourage those familiar with the subject to at least talk about it more with those who aren't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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