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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

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  2. Negative: 0 out of 17

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  1. Jan 4, 2014
    8
    These are the same people that are invading Muslim countries on the false charge of freeing women from the tyranny of the islamic headscarf among other
  2. Dec 9, 2012
    10
    This is the kind of documentary evidence that can't be disputed. Great to see this kind of thing being made to highlight such disgraceful injustice. Very powerful but very honest. Doesn't need to embellish anything. Go to their website and join the fight for justice in anyway you can. There's a petition.
  3. Nov 24, 2012
    8
    A powerful film that earns an eight rating due to the seriousness of the subject matter, the lack of common knowledge about this issue, and to this viewer the recent shameful comments about the subject of rape made by certain pro-life politicians during the 2012 election. Watch this film and then decide if a raped women should be forced by law to have bring that zygote to term.
  4. Nov 5, 2012
    8
    It's hard not to conflate the content with the film itself and its construction. I suppose with investigative documentary film-making, you can name a project a success when the content has been investigated fully, when the process of creation advances the body of knowledge and understanding on the topic, when it is pieced together in a way that is coherent and yet, in a way that keeps you interested, pulls at the heartstrings and tells a fascinating real story. This film is a good investigative documentary. It is good for being the 21st century last resort for exposure on real issues that are ignored by systems in place. The craft is almost secondary but done well enough not to be noticeable or impeding. This is a film people should watch, particularly americans. It is a real eye opener not only from the incidences of sexual assault documented in the US military, but more importantly I feel, the effect this has on the ordinary people who do not deserve it, who literally have their psyches devastated. It is not an easy or fun watch, but an important one. Well put together and illuminating. Much respect to all involved in the project. This film will fill you with anger at the horrendous chauvinism, cultural violence and irresponsibility at the heart of one of american's biggest institutions. We are nowhere in this world without films, books, music that endeavour to improve us like this one does. Collapse
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Ken McIntyre
    Mar 10, 2014
    80
    Directed with straightforward economy, The Invisible War sheds much-needed light on a very dark secret.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark Feeney
    Jul 5, 2012
    63
    Rules and regulations, which the military is very good at, are about behavior. Law is about justice. The Invisible War makes all too clear that the military isn't very good at justice.
  3. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    Jun 28, 2012
    75
    Dick, whose films include a revealing expose about the movie industry's film ratings board, has created yet another galvanizing call to action with The Invisible War.