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The Invisible War

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Kirby Dick

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About the Movie

From Oscar and Emmy nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated, Twist of Faith) comes THE INVISIBLE WAR, a ground-breaking investigative documentary about one of America's most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem - today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. Twenty percent of all active-duty female servicewomen are sexually assaulted. Profoundly moving, the film follows the stories of several idealistic young servicewomen who were raped and then betrayed by their own officers when they courageously came forward to report. Both a rallying cry for the hundreds of thousands of men and women who've been assaulted and a hopeful road map for change, THE INVISIBLE WAR is one of those rare films so powerful it has already helped change military policy. The recipient of a Peabody Award and Emmy Awards for Best Documentary Feature and Outstanding Investigative Journalism. THE INVISIBLE WAR was also nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Academy Awards.


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 68
  • Fresh: 67
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 8.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: This is not a movie that can be ignored. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Jun 21, 2012

Fresh: The intense interviews and damning statistics (20 percent of all female personnel have experienced sexual assault) do the work of whipping up outrage. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Jun 20, 2012

Fresh: What happened to these women after the rape often shocks and disturbs them as much as the physical act itself. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Jun 21, 2012

Fresh: The movie depicts the military's culture of intimidation and assault as global, not as an aberration that might be explained by the pressures of combat or the tedium of life on secluded posts. – Mark Jenkins, NPR, Jun 21, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Invisible War

Wow I had no idea until I watched this movie that these types of things were going on in the military. It has given me a whole new outlook about some of our servicemen. What unthinkable acts these men did to many of our servicewomen who were there only to fight for our country. Not have to fight against there own brothers and sisters. I cant image the pain and the humiliation these poor woman went through and no help was provided to them. Not to mention these predators got away with doing these things. It only makes me wonder if any of them were crimminals before signing up. My heart goes out to each and everyone of these woman. I am glad that iTunes was able to have this movie because it sure opened my eyes to how many sick men are out there whether they are here among the civilians or in the army, navy, or marines. This is a disgrace to our country.....

Outstanding !!!!

This movie, as powerful and provocative as it was, is unfortunately, only the beginning of the fight. The atrocities, utter destruction and spoiling of souls left me feeing disgraced about the donning of my uniform. The tragedies portrayed in this film were, simply put, abhorrent. It was clearly so well depicted and presented that Leon Panetta acted upon it two days after viewing. If your in the military and want a REAL view of what is going on either behind your back or , in many cases, right in front of your very own eyes, WATCH THIS MOVIE --- and TAKE A STAND !!! SAPR training that has now been implemented as part of one's military 'training obligations' is a mere slap in the face to all those women devastated by these atrocities. PLEASE WATCH AND SPREAD THE WORD.

Is this really movie worthy

I understand the cause and feel sympathy however as far as documentaries go this is sub par

The Invisible War
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  • $6.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2012

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