Voices of Iraq


Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10

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Critic Reviews

  1. A must-see for anyone still coming to terms with the chaos in Iraq.
  2. 90
    By turns heartbreaking, amusing and disturbing, the film features people from different regions, economic classes and religions, recounting stories that are sometimes bleak, sometimes encouraging, but always compelling.
  3. The overall effect is scintillating and very engaging -- literally history in the making.
  4. If this film cannot claim to represent the political "truth" about the war - what film could? - it certainly provides a broad glimpse of daily life in Iraq.
  5. In a season of proliferating issue-oriented documentaries, Voices of Iraq stands out by the sheer nature of its provenance: Iraqis themselves filmed the footage during a six-month period this year.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    With Iraqis pointing cameras at each other, the result is cheerier than might be expected.
  7. Washington Post
    Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Fairly fascinating little documentary.
  8. 60
    It's certainly important for American leftists to consider that many Iraqis have benefited from the war that we oppose, but the omission of historical context here misrepresents the checkered history of American involvement in the region.
  9. 50
    A surprisingly upbeat look at that Middle East hotspot.
  10. The latest - and really last-minute - documentary hoping to affect the presidential election is a deceptively partisan view of the Iraq War.

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