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About the Movie
The Fog of War is a 20th century fable, a story of an American dreamer who rose from humble origins to the heights of political power. Robert S. McNamara was both witness to and participant in many of the crucial events of the 20th century: the crippling Depression of the 1930s; the industrialization of the war years; the development of a different kind of warfare based on air power and the creation of a new American meritocracy. He was also an idealist who saw his dreams and ideals challenged by the role he played in history.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 138
- Fresh: 135
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 8.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Morris, an ideal combination of journalist and romantic artist, matches footage to the words for maximum illumination and emotional impact.
Fresh: For those of my generation, the true resonance in the film may be in the constant juxtaposition between the then and the now of the McNamara life.
Fresh: The effect of The Fog of War is to impress upon us the frailty and uncertainty of our leaders.
Fresh: Fascinating documentary about Robert S. McNamara.
This documentary was simply amazing if you have interest in WWII, Vietnam, Politics, the Kennedy-LBJ era, etc. I cannot recommend enough. McNamara shows his age, wisdom, regret, and his genius. This man truly swung for the fence his entire life.
Endlessly fascinating, Intelligent and stunningly crafted. My favorite documentary film of all time.
Best Movie I've Ever Seen
I watch a lot of movies and never write reviews--but this exceptional movie deserves praise. I credit the filmmakers for effective juxtaposition of imagery and monologue, but the soul of the film belongs to McNamara. His contemplative narrative enjoins us to share in ambivalence toward his accomplishments. No truer illustration exists of the adage.....nothing is black and white.
- Genre: Documentary
- Released: 2003
- © 2003 Sony Pictures Classics Inc. All Rights Reserved.