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June 22, 2012
For sheer infuriation value, you can't do much better than Kirby Dick's quietly scathing documentary on rape in the US military.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 22, 2012
Dick, whose films include a revealing expose about the movie industry's film ratings board, has created yet another galvanizing call to action with "The Invisible War."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 21, 2012
What happened to these women after the rape often shocks and disturbs them as much as the physical act itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 21, 2012
It is far too difficult to watch. Which means we must.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 21, 2012
This is not a movie that can be ignored.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 21, 2012
Presents a sickening chorus of accounts not just of rape but of institutional betrayal, of a system that's utterly failed to protect or serve those who've joined it.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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June 21, 2012
The movie depicts the military's culture of intimidation and assault as global, not as an aberration that might be explained by the pressures of combat or the tedium of life on secluded posts.
June 21, 2012
Every adult who owes a debt of gratitude to American soldiers should see Kirby Dick's heartbreaking documentary about sexual violence in the military.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 21, 2012
There's a sense that Dick would rather be effective than fair, but The Invisible War wants to tear down walls, and sometimes a sledgehammer comes in handy.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 20, 2012
The intense interviews and damning statistics (20 percent of all female personnel have experienced sexual assault) do the work of whipping up outrage.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 20, 2012
Dick's films often strut with a lilting impudence, but his new work is dead-serious, as suits the subject.
June 20, 2012
Tough, heroic stuff - heroic on the part of the women who are brave enough to come forward to speak to Dick's camera.
June 19, 2012
An extremely emotional film, but another terrific investigational exposť by one of the more underrated doc filmmakers out there.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
June 19, 2012
Any attempt to look at deeper-rooted causes behind these assaults is completely AWOL.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 19, 2012
A disturbing, hard-hitting, and emotionally-shattering documentary about the rapes of women serving in the U.S. military.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 18, 2012
Kirby Dick's devastating documentary about the U.S. Military's systemically endorsed sexual abuses against its own soldiers, puts yet another puzzle-piece in America's horrific reality...
Full Review | Original Score: A+
June 18, 2012
...one of those few films one sees in a year that deserve the label "important."
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 17, 2012
Kirby Dick's spartan use of graphics and statistics conveys arguments with little grandstanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 15, 2012
Consisting primarily of interviews with the victims...(director Kirby) Dick's film is hard-hitting and upsetting. (Includes interview with Kirby Dick)
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 14, 2012
This powerful doc is surpisingly only the first to attack the victimization of tens of thousands of women in the armed forces by their own fellow soldiers.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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