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Errol Morris

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About the Movie

An examination of the unintended consequences of the Iraqi war with a focus on events at Abu Ghraib prison which began to appear in global media in 2004. The prison quickly became notorious for the shocking photos of the abuse and torture of terror suspects by military men and women. Ultimately, it is the story of soldiers who believed they were defending democracy but found themselves plunged into an unimagined nightmare.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 102
  • Fresh: 80
  • Rotten: 22
  • Average Rating: 7.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Focus is really the heart of Morris' unsettling film, which strikes a remarkable balance between art and disturbance, between beauty and pain. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Oct 18, 2008

Fresh: Morris widens our understanding of the real crimes that took place there. This is where the movie becomes not just a slant on history but also a vehicle for broadening our understanding. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, May 13, 2008

Fresh: The result is a devastating film, and an important one. – Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: The film's bloody dramatizations...suggest a fundamental distrust of the efficacy of the word over the image and a bland assumption that audiences have lost their ability to empathize. – Michael Chaiken, Film Comment Magazine, Nov 14, 2013

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Customer Reviews


the things that are happening to these people are so wrong. there isn't even any evidence againts them to prove that they did anything wrong, yet they are being 'tortured'. its a disturbing, but eye opening film. MUST SEE.


It was so funny!

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2008

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