Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Oct 1, 2011
    80
    What comes through repeatedly is that questions of law and reason, or guilt and innocence, played no role in the case of Omar Khadr.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    Sep 30, 2011
    70
    Would be more satisfying if it were a more definitive look at Guantanamo's workings. All Cote and Henriquez can provide is some glimmers of insight about just one of the men held there. But that's enough to make their movie enlightening, compelling and, finally, heartbreaking.
  3. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Sep 30, 2011
    25
    This film is narratively inert (we spend a lot of time listening to the same questions being asked over and over) and, like virtually all docs in its genre, less than vigorous in its pursuit of truth.
  4. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Sep 28, 2011
    83
    Côté and Henriquez err in pressing their case too hard on occasion, especially when they cut to reaction shots of Khadr supporters watching footage of his agony; there's a line between providing context and manipulating the audience that they don't care to acknowledge. Then again, subtlety isn't likely the goal: You Don't Like The Truth beats the drum, and beats it loudly.
  5. Reviewed by: Phil Contrino
    Sep 28, 2011
    80
    Filmmakers Luc Côté and Patricio Henriquez don't use flashy tricks to tug heartstrings-instead they put faith in the story they're telling. And what a story it is.
  6. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Sep 28, 2011
    70
    Luc Cote and Patricio Henriquez's You Don't Like the Truth demonstrates, through excerpts from an actual videotaped interrogation at Guantanamo, the process by which human will can be systematically broken down to force an admission of guilt, regardless of truth.
  7. Reviewed by: Rick Groen
    Sep 27, 2011
    75
    Everyone should be thankful, if not for the doc's content, then certainly for its tone – there is no fulminating here. Instead, courtesy of Canadian co-directors Luc Côté and Patricio Henriquez, witnesses are quietly gathered and arguments are quietly made. For once, no one rants, and, in the relative calm, the tone can be heard, so muted and sad.
  8. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Sep 27, 2011
    80
    This documentary raises enough questions about the ends justifying the means during an era of endless war that it earns the right to be called essential viewing.
  9. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Sep 27, 2011
    90
    Painfully stark yet utterly magnetic, You Don't Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantánamo presents excerpts from the 2003 interrogation of the 16-year-old Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen accused of killing an American soldier during a firefight in an Afghan village.
  10. Reviewed by: Melissa Anderson
    Sep 27, 2011
    80
    You Don't Like the Truth focuses on the pathetic manipulations of Canadian intelligence officers as they interrogate Toronto-born Omar Khadr, the youngest prisoner held in Guantánamo Bay.

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