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January 7, 2013
I can hardly wait to see which closet Dick will throw open next.
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
January 7, 2013
I have rarely been more righteously riled up than I was while watching the documentary The Invisible War.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 7, 2013
Interview after interview, statistic after statistic, Dick's advocacy project thoroughly incenses -- and appears to be having results.
January 7, 2013
This travesty has been encouraged by a military culture that blames the victim and a policy directing soldiers to refer complaints to their commanding officer, which typically results in no action or even reprisals against those speaking out.
July 12, 2012
One of those documentaries that you watch both fascinated and repulsed - and one of those films that you sense just might be instrumental in helping to change an utterly unacceptable status quo.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 5, 2012
"The Invisible War" makes all too clear that the military isn't very good at justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 28, 2012
One hearing noted that the victim was dressed provocatively. In her official uniform.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
Top Critic
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 19, 2012
Any attempt to look at deeper-rooted causes behind these assaults is completely AWOL.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
February 10, 2012
This eye-opening documentary turns a glaring spotlight on sex crimes in the American armed forces, and on the military establishment's astonishing insensitivity to the issue.
January 31, 2012
An aptly infuriating expose of sexual abuse within the U.S. military.