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  • Summary: This documentary offers a unique opportunity to hear the diverse perspective of Iraqis on issues at the forefront of a global debate over war, terror, and the prospects for democratic reform -- directly from the street. (Magnolia Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. A must-see for anyone still coming to terms with the chaos in Iraq.
  2. Reviewed by: Kevin Crust
    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. 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.
  4. Fairly fascinating little documentary.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    70
    With Iraqis pointing cameras at each other, the result is cheerier than might be expected.
  6. Reviewed by: Joshua Land
    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.
  7. 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4