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The Invisible War Reviews

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Top Critic
David Fear
Time Out
June 19, 2012
Any attempt to look at deeper-rooted causes behind these assaults is completely AWOL.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stefan Pape
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Gayle MacDonald
Globe and Mail
January 7, 2013
A must-see exposť of the abuse of power in an institution that is supposed to serve and protect.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nathan Southern
TV Guide
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine
June 29, 2012
If this enrages you, it should.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.8/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 28, 2012
makes a compelling case that the military is, as a retired Army general says, "a target-rich environment" for sexual predators. It is a difficult film to watch, but it should be harder to ignore.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
June 14, 2012
One of the most important films of the year ... a strong and quite damning expose.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 28, 2012
One hearing noted that the victim was dressed provocatively. In her official uniform.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
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+
Nora Lee Mandel
June 23, 2012
[P]owerful rage against system carried by victims who detail sexism, harassment, stalking, rape, reprisals, and rebuffed complaints [whose] attackers haven't been punished.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
June 21, 2012
It is far too difficult to watch. Which means we must.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Alison Willmore
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
Edward Douglas
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
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
June 22, 2012
Powerful, provocative and deeply moving. One of the most vital and enraging documentaries of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.8/10
Chris Barsanti
June 18, 2012 of those few films one sees in a year that deserve the label "important."
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Nicolas Rapold
Village Voice
June 12, 2012
The Invisible War, though revelatory, is perhaps the most straightforward film yet from a director who likes to broach the fault lines of sex and society.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
June 17, 2012
Kirby Dick's spartan use of graphics and statistics conveys arguments with little grandstanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies
July 15, 2012
Kirby Dick has again shown great restraint in presenting such inflammatory material, betting a clear-eyed approach will have an inflammatory effect on his audience -- and it does.
Jennifer Merin
June 11, 2012
Seeing Kirby Dick's shocking expose about rape in the U.S. military is a civic obligation!
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Cole Smithey
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+
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