Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6

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  1. 50
    It is startling that a three-hour film dealing largely with the history of the Middle East should find no time to mention either the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or the role of oil in the region. And it is more than a little unsatisfying to see the complex history of American conservatism reduced to the dreams and schemes of a handful of intellectuals.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Aug 28, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Earth shattering documentary. Changed some of the fundamental ways I perceive America's role on the world's stage. Adam Curtis has a remarkable way of taking complex modern historical events and making a coherent and ruthless argument for his agenda. This film has had inspired me to continue reading modern political philosophy. Full Review »
  2. LeeS.
    Jan 24, 2006
    10
    Best documentary I have ever seen on the war on terror! Mind blowing!
  3. GregS.
    Jan 18, 2006
    9
    This is a fascinating documentary about the similarities between the American Neoconservatives and Islamic Fundamentalists, showing both of This is a fascinating documentary about the similarities between the American Neoconservatives and Islamic Fundamentalists, showing both of their extremist agendas of paranoia and fear. Highly recommended. Full Review »