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July 12, 2014
heart-wrenching story of the illegal and sensless detention of 3 british boys of pakistani origin... makes you wish this world was a fairer place!!
January 2, 2014
2.3/5 Con una temática como ésta, uno espera que el docu-drama sea un poco más desarrollado, complejo, controversial, pero realmente termina siendo blando y repetitivo, las escenas no transmiten como deberian los horrores que vivieron estos hombres, le falta "punch" a la crítica al sistema militar de los Estados Unidos, y, al final, realmente es muy olvidable y decepcionante. Una excelente historia, pero una ejecución demasiada floja y nada reflexiva.
November 6, 2013
The sense of realism combined with one's sheer incapacity to accept such a horrible scenario makes Road to Guantanamo a much scarier and effective experience than any Saw film.
November 1, 2013
The Road to Guantánamo British documentary/drama directed by Silver Bear winner for Best Director Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross.

Film chronicles the events in the lives of Tipton Three the British boys Ruhal Ahmed, Shafiq Rasul and Asif Iqbal who were captured in 2001 in Afghanistan and detained by the United States there and for more than two years at the detainment camp in Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba.

U.S. attacked Afghanistan to rid of Taliban and show the taste of democracy to Afghans but since 2002, Afghans have been tasting Hamid Karzai for more than 11 years now - that's good taste, isn't it? Today, the same U.S. has constructed fine lavish cozy official residence to Taliban in Doha (Qatar) for future talks in Afghan government. Remember, the same US government who accused Pakistan of having contacts with Taliban.

I never like people like Tipton Three. These types of people are the ones who further malign Pakistan abroad. They only came for short stay in Pakistan, but look what they added to the country's already shrinking status abroad. Today, majority in the US act and view Pakistan as if 9/11 was perpetrated not by Egyptians and Saudis perpetrators but by Pakistan - or as if Osama was not Saudi but Pakistani.

Musharraf the former dictator of Pakistan dragged the country in this non-ending war and who sent C-130s full of wrongfully accused Pakistani innocent people to the US Guantanamo Bay to earn millions of bounties (as he himself describes this in his memoire 'In the Line of Fire').

They were British who helped in release of Tipton Three otherwise if they were from Pakistan - you wouldn't even have heard about them. Pakistani government and military do not bother if their citizens die of death like a dog.
September 21, 2013
Oh boy! what a movie!...two words - Chilling experience
½ September 12, 2013
Weirdly crappy re-enactments considering the director, and the story, though compelling, is presented in a prosaic, didactic manner. I appreciate that the filmmakers have tried to present what happened with no embellishments, but the fact that the participants are lying about their experience kind of undermines the sentiment. Interesting and worth watching, but imperfect and a bit naive.
February 14, 2013
Very good documentary about the situation of the world. The movie is a prove of the capturing of innocent men.
Super Reviewer
February 2, 2013
Americans need to wake up as to what we are doing in the name of protecting ourselves from terrorist!! Are we becoming terrorist ourselves?
December 27, 2012
Ganske realistisk skildra med ein kombinasjon av ekte og reproduserte filmopptak. Fortel ei historie som du trygt bør få med deg og ha kjennskap til.
½ September 7, 2012
I feel bad for these guys. However, this is what had to be done. When religion leads to war these are the consequences.
Super Reviewer
August 27, 2012
Brilliant retelling of what happened to three brothers that were captured on their way to a wedding and subsequently sent to Guantanamo Bay. Chilling and effective, this film is a stunning drama with documentary elements. This is a well constructed film that exposes the conditions of Guantanamo Bay. Brilliant, sad and eye opening this is a film that exposes the condition of the infamous prison. This is a disturbing film that should be seen to be believed. Brilliant and provoking, The Road to Guantanamo is one terrific documentary that makes you ask important questions. This is a disturbing film that shows the harsh realities of what happened to three detainees in Guantanamo Bay. Provoking and it does a great job at re-enacting the ordeal of the three men that were falsely imprisoned, this is a must see film for anyone looking for a haunting, thrilling and memorable documentary to watch. I really enjoyed the film and thought it was very insightful. Though this is a re inactment, I found the film to be nonetheless disturbing and quite the unique viewing experience. If you're looking for a solid documentary to watch, give this film a shot. As far as documentaries are concerned, Road to Guantanamo Bay delivers. The film has a take no prisoners' attitude that gives the real deal of what really goes on behind the walls at Guantanamo. Brilliant, provocative and shocking, this is a well crafted documentary film.
½ July 27, 2012
Thank God these boys had the good sense not to fall for the traps set up for them by their own government and their governments allies. I hope they sued the hell out of both of them.
Super Reviewer
July 25, 2012
My love hate relationship with Michael Winterbottom goes more towards the love side in this interesting drama about being in the wrong place in the wrong time.
½ June 27, 2012
Eye-opening, actually breeds hatred towards the US and how ignorantly they apply justification to how they handle "foreign threats". Very important movie in society.
½ June 10, 2012
Well done half movie half documentary about three men who are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Accurately shows the utter hopelessness and disturbing treatment of suspected terrorists by the U.S. government. Also raises ethical questions for the viewer: If torture will ultimately help prevent further acts of terrorism, is it then necessary? Think about it.
May 16, 2012
C'est quand meme troublant meme si c'est une reconstitution. La stupidite de la peur.
½ January 4, 2012
A must watch for everyone! Don't close your eyes on things like this.
December 27, 2011
Regardless of your stance on the Iraq war, this is a must see...perhaps some minds will be changed. JUST SEE IT!
½ December 9, 2011
Interresting movie/documentary
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