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  • Summary: Part documentary, part dramatization, this film is the terrifying first-hand account of three British citizens who were held for two years without charges in the American military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Roadside Attractions)
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. A film that must be seen to understand the sad truths of our times. It's been made with a sensitivity and creativity that's come to exemplify Winterbottom's work.
  2. A tough, compelling, must-see movie.
  3. It's a fervent, topical political drama of extraordinary impact and ferocity.
  4. 63
    The Road to Guantanamo is a missed opportunity. This is a subject that deserves a more thoughtful documentary or docudrama, not a hastily thrown together amalgam of the two.
  5. 60
    At the risk of retreating into Waffle House aesthetic relativism, I think the unsettling power of Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross' film stems from its contradictions.
  6. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    60
    Nightmarish scenes are intercut with interviews with the real men. These could be more probing, and the film's urgency can tilt toward shrillness, but nobody else has made the disaster of Guantánamo so painfully vivid.
  7. The film is compelling to the extent that the subject is, but also unimaginative and unsurprising.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6