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War Made Easy Reviews

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
March 24, 2008
makes its timely arguments with passion and conviction.
Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine
March 17, 2008
It's too top heavy and just not clean.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 15, 2008
A hard-hitting documentary against the madness of war and the failure of journalists to speak truth to power.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
March 14, 2008
Conventional and one-sided.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide
March 14, 2008
At only 73 minutes, the documentary is nowhere as detailed as Solomon's invaluable book but see it anyway, and don't get fooled again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Louis Proyect
March 14, 2008
Penetrating study of how the news media allowed themselves to be used as war propagandists in the run-up to the war in Iraq.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
March 14, 2008
War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death is a depressing look at political manipulation and news media compliance.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
March 12, 2008
Killing for peace cleverly compared to fornicating for virginity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
March 11, 2008
The doc is sobering, straightforward, and a bit drab, but to the participants' credit, it's also an entirely nonpartisan endeavor.
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
February 7, 2008
War Made Easy contributes a significant argument and does a good enough job in a limited way.
Mark R. Leeper
February 4, 2008
The arguments seem worth considering and the film makes for provocative viewing.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Harvey S. Karten
January 24, 2008
If you're a news junkie, you'll find nothing new: if not, this nicely-edited and eminently watchable doc will open your eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 10, 2008
No distractions, no theatrics, no colorful personalities, just an efficiently produced documentary with a simple, direct and compelling argument.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 20, 2007
Makes a strong case that when it comes to military action, the American public has been deceived by presidents from Lyndon Johnson on down the line to the current occupant of the White House.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
October 18, 2007
War Made Easy is an engrossing bit of finger-pointing, ushering in another fascinating shade to the world's current woes, not to mention a devastating portrait of fallacy that grows stronger by the gunshot.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 4, 2007
While the film is intensely skeptical of the power elite, it has a refreshing faith in democracy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dennis Harvey
August 22, 2007
Overlapping with other recent docus, pic nonetheless presents a stimulating argument.
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