User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 4 out of 21

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  1. Mar 8, 2012
    1
    This movie doesn't necessarily deserve on all the hate that the critics have given yet it also wasn't anything that special either. A documentary that does not generate enough seeming controversy.
  2. Apr 3, 2011
    9
    I remembered this documentary as very interesting. I am looking for "In shifting sands: the truth about unscom and the disarming of Iraq" Does anyone knows where i can see again this documentary? Or how to get a copy? Thanks,
    tec@ua.es
  3. MaxR.
    May 21, 2003
    10
    Great to see an insiders view of teh situation. An especially brave movie given its conclusion. Why doesnt this movie have a wider release?
  4. EvaA.
    May 19, 2003
    10
    It was fantastic to see some truth on Iraq for a change!
  5. MicM.
    May 1, 2003
    10
    The criticts suck, they have completely missed the point, why expect all the Fox News story in the doco- when all their stuff is utter BS right-wing crap. This doco is telling the true story of what happend from the UN's perspective, dont you ever see George Bush practically interviewing himself on national television? He sets up a crappy interview with his drones at Fox News to make The criticts suck, they have completely missed the point, why expect all the Fox News story in the doco- when all their stuff is utter BS right-wing crap. This doco is telling the true story of what happend from the UN's perspective, dont you ever see George Bush practically interviewing himself on national television? He sets up a crappy interview with his drones at Fox News to make him look correct, when actualy everything he says is a blatant lie, to cover up the truth and keep his plan in order. Astonoshing Doco, Must See. Expand
  6. GregG.
    Apr 16, 2003
    10
    A good insight to US dissembling which continued under Bush and has led to what the US wanted all along. Recommended.
  7. F.M.
    Apr 14, 2003
    10
    The critics seem to have missed the point about this movie. It is not a masterpiece of modern cinematography, but it does provide an incredible insight into the flip-side of a story the US, British and Australian governments probably don't want you to know much about. The details surrounding the premeditated use of UNSCOM inspection visits to deliberately provoke conflict were The critics seem to have missed the point about this movie. It is not a masterpiece of modern cinematography, but it does provide an incredible insight into the flip-side of a story the US, British and Australian governments probably don't want you to know much about. The details surrounding the premeditated use of UNSCOM inspection visits to deliberately provoke conflict were frankly sickening. Cinema is one of the last places where "the other side of the story" can be heard by a large audience and Mr. Ritter has used this movie to tell his story. Highly recommended. Expand
  8. GaryB.
    Mar 3, 2003
    9
    This film gives pause for serious thought. If this is the telling of accurate events, then the current situation, is either a replay or the U.N. attempting to grow some real global legs. A great counter punch to the daily news.
  9. JasonM.
    Mar 1, 2003
    10
    That last comment wasn't funny.
  10. GeorgeW.Bush
    Feb 19, 2003
    10
    Thanks for the info Scott! GW B.
Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

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  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    40
    A clear, unbiased documentary examining of the UNSCOM debacle would benefit anyone attempting to make sense of the dire situation. This, unfortunately, is not that documentary.
  2. 40
    Surprisingly dry and dispassionate.
  3. 25
    Isn't very good. Not only has Ritter made his documentary a one-sided one, but he commits the journalistic sin of using himself as the film's main talking head. In other words, he's interviewing himself.