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Universal acclaim- based on 39 Ratings

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 39

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  1. May 25, 2013
    This film really plays out as a biography of the life of Robert S McNamara, former secretary of defence for both Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Unlike many current politicians though he comes across as both honest and sincere, readily admitting that he made mistakes during his time in office.

    The main focus of the film is on WWII, Vietnam and the Cold War with some frightening
    insights into just how close seemingly reasonable people can come to nuclear war. McNamara discusses the role of himself and others in a frank manner communicating what he has learnt in his remarkable life.

    It would have been nice to hear from others involved in the eras discussed but overall The Fog of War is a fairly intriguing watch.
  2. May 16, 2011
    The best documentary ever made.

    The music is beautiful and haunting, The film is a fantastic send off to McNamara, a man who is certainly going to hell when he dies.

Universal acclaim - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Errol Morris may have been put on earth to make The Fog of War, a stunning portrait of Robert S. McNamara that closes a year of outstanding nonfiction movies on a high note.
  2. 88
    It will knock you for a loop like no other movie this year.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    This is spellbinding reality cinema about duplicity and, worse, ignorance at the highest level.