The Invisible War Reviews

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March 14, 2014
The Invisible War is as compelling as Silence in the House of God, Alex Gibney's study of abusive Catholic priests.
March 6, 2014
What calibre of male personnel is the military attracting? And how will this dysfunction affect its relations with foreign civilian populations? It is a grim picture.
January 7, 2013
I can hardly wait to see which closet Dick will throw open next.
January 7, 2013
A must-see exposé of the abuse of power in an institution that is supposed to serve and protect.
January 7, 2013
I have rarely been more righteously riled up than I was while watching the documentary The Invisible War.
January 7, 2013
Interview after interview, statistic after statistic, Dick's advocacy project thoroughly incenses -- and appears to be having results.
March 8, 2019
Although The Invisible War hardly breaks the mould in its execution, it makes for compelling -- if appalling -- viewing.
February 22, 2018
"The Invisible War" is infuriating, but in a positive way.
August 9, 2017
This is a horrifying situation.
March 10, 2014
Where this picture is truly triumphant, is within the significance of its very existence. This film simply needs to have been made, and it needs to be seen.
March 10, 2014
Directed with straightforward economy, The Invisible War sheds much-needed light on a very dark secret.
March 9, 2014
Kirby Dick's typically insightful and compassionate documentary presents a harrowing picture of an epidemic of sexual assault and rape within the US military.
March 7, 2014
The film works both as advocacy and as a very moving study of women (and one or two men) whose idealism and patriotism have been utterly shattered.
March 6, 2014
Tears are not hard evidence, but they are hard to resist as anecdotal testimony.
May 22, 2013
The Invisible War isn't the easiest film to watch, but it's worth it - and not just to work up your outrage.
February 24, 2013
That the Pentagon has, since the making of this documentary, revamped its rules to try to improve things - in particular, offering immediate transfers for those who allege abuse - is testimony to the power of Dick's work.
February 22, 2013
This is an enraging film, as it is meant to be, [and] not just because it is a microcosm of rape culture, the collection of pervasive attitudes that rule our society that deny and dismiss men's violence against women.
January 22, 2013 erratically-paced yet often harrowing documentary that shines a light on an important (and under-reported) topic.
January 18, 2013
Addressing a rarely discussed social problem, Kirby's shocking docu could function as an agent of real change.
January 7, 2013
The film delivers a sledgehammer blow to the audience, with an experience every bit as shattering and overwhelming as one might infer from the subject matter.
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