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Shock and Awe (2017)


A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."

Shock and Awe (2017)

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Movie Nation - Roger Moore
If nothing else, the timely Shock and Awe is a blunt reminder of how important a skeptical press is in countering a popular government — or even an unpopular one — that is hellbent on lying, misleading, on doing something for nefarious reasons, and has all of cable news, talk radio and a truth-averse internet backing it up.
60
Los Angeles Times - Gary Goldstein
If this swift, entertaining film, set during the post-9/11 run-up to the Iraq war, brashly leans left, it has history on its side as well as, it seems, the interests of our soldiers.
60
The New York Times - Ben Kenigsberg
At a time when the current president routinely dismisses the accuracy of reporting, Shock and Awe feels more timely than it might have. It also captures an aspect of journalism not often portrayed: the fear of being wrong when the conclusions of your reporting break from those of your competitors.
50
The Hollywood Reporter - Deborah Young
The message tends to melt into a paint-by-numbers screenplay that pushes too many genre buttons to be thoroughly exciting.
50
Screen International - Wendy Ide
Densely factual and sometimes a little unweildy, this is a film in which good intentions outweigh style and execution.

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