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Absolutly horrific - must see.
The movie does a very good job of condensing a very complicated subject, encompassing a long period of time, into an understandable and comprehensive summary. The device of coupling a lie told by the agency/administration with a statement of truth from the investigation in order made the impact necessary to get the point across. This should not be confused with being a documentary. The bias shows through, from the tone and posture certain characters use, tot the settings in which certain conversations take place. However, to those who are interested, this movie is a good starter to finding out more information about these disturbing events.
This movie tells an important story, so it's great to have it made into an entertaining movie that kept my attention from start to finish. I particularly liked the recorded John McCain speech from the senate floor that ends the movie (don't worry - not a spoiler).
Good movie with a notable performance by Annette Bening
There is no doubt that, cinematically speaking, this film is well made. However, I find the position it takes is sitting on the wrong side of history. This film villianizes the brave men and women who spend their time fighting for the United States while turning greedy, corrupt politicians into heroes. The only thing Dan Jones and Feinstein were responsible for was leaked documents and giving only half truths to the American people. They are not heroes; they are traitors.
As compelling and tragic as it is necessary.
Adam Driver in his element and a story neatly written with a tight screenplay!!
The Report is a good example of a good story marred by bad storytelling—it can be tedious, bland, and ordinary. However, The Report does excellently in portraying how government agencies, at times, prioritize their own protection over morality and how those who seek to reveal these crimes are met with a sick resistance.
THE REPORT is about an important issue, and sometimes feels too slavish to the Senate Intelligence Committee study of the CIA's detention and interrogation program it is based on.
The use of torture by the CIA, after the 9-11 attacks, have been a stain on the United States' status as a moral leader to the World. Especially since the so-called ''Enhanced Interrogation techniques'' haven't helped to prevent one solitary terrorist attack, and has only served as a recruiting tool by terrorists, able to point at the inhumanity of the enemy.
The film follows the efforts of a young idealistic staffer (Adam Driver) who is asked by Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) ti investigate the use of torture by the CIA.
Scott Z. Burns' first feature film since his 2006 effort PU-239, is extremely sober, and resists the temptation to try to ''humanize'' Adam Driver's character by showing him being overworked at home and how it hurts his relationships. Instead, we rarely see him out of his office building.
The same can be said about the film; it's strictly business. Which can make it a bit dry. It has the advantage to put the proper focus on the theme of the film, without too much distraction, but it also means the film won't entice people towards repeat viewing,
I wonder if a documentary on the same topic wouldn't be more interesting?
A great cast that manages to tell an horrific real story