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  • Summary: A look behind-the-scenes of war-torn Afghanistan.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 6 out of 13
  1. The results are often exciting and, except for occa­sional overacting by Calil, feels authentic. But the whole notion of exploiting a war and its victims to shoot a commercial feature is reprehensible.
  2. The movie's heart is in the right place, but it looks and sounds regrettably bogus.
  3. Actual footage of Afghanistan makes it an interesting experiment, but as a dramatic thriller, the story of an American documaker is not as taut or compelling as it could be; instead, it's often confusing and irritating.
  4. 30
    The film outs itself as a shallow indie "Rambo."
  5. 30
    Intentionally blurs fiction and reality.
  6. The most disingenuous film of the year. A sham. Pathetic. Embarrassing. The people behind this movie, which was made in Afghanistan, should be ashamed of themselves.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. JohnG.
    Dec 11, 2005
    1
    What is most reprehensible about this film is that this is an attempt to make money from the loss of life after 9-11. The actors should be What is most reprehensible about this film is that this is an attempt to make money from the loss of life after 9-11. The actors should be embarrassed, similar techniques used in "Blair witch project" without the originality, in an attempt to dupe the American public. Expand
  2. Nov 12, 2012
    1
    Exploitative trash.

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