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8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24

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  1. Aug 23, 2010
    7
    Documentary about a taxi driver from Afghanistan that was captured by the US, taken prisoner & tortured to his death.
    With a subject like this it's always going to be a rough ride & this film certainly doesn't shy away from anything making it hard-going at points.
    At the same time, it's very well put together, powerful & very interesting.
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82

Universal acclaim - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Farber
    70
    In the end, this passionate indictment of present U.S. policies stirs both sadness and outrage.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    70
    Photos and video of torture at Bagram and Abu Ghraib are the most viscerally disturbing elements of Taxi to the Dark Side, but the way soft-spoken soldiers were transformed into beasts with the tacit approval of the higher-ups is just as profoundly chilling.
  3. It’s the equal of "No End in Sight" in its tight focus on the nuts and bolts of incompetence, and it surpasses any recent melodrama in the empathy it evokes for both its victims and--surprisingly--victimizers.