Boys of Abu Ghraib Synopsis
A soldier is pressured to use harsh techniques on innocent detainees by his superior.
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NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Shot in New Mexico on a limited budget, Boys of Abu Ghraib is a credible depiction of the tedium, frustration and humiliation of wartime...
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Village Voice

By Michael Nordine
Too by-the-numbers for the emotional impact to resonate as long as it could and should have.
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40

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
The film has a very good idea in using a single soldier’s perspective to explore how tension and boredom can lead to such extreme...
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38

RogerEbert.com

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This is a story that still resonates in the way we deal with war, torture, and detainment camps. It demands depth.
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30

The Dissolve

By Andrew Lapin
Writer-director-star Luke Moran has his heart in the right place, and a clear compassion for soldiers thrust into impossible situations...
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30

Los Angeles Times

By Martin Tsai
The film hardly scratches Abu Ghraib's surface.
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Rated R | For Torture/Violence, Disturbing Situations, Some Sexual Content and Language Throughout