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A fictional documentary shows the effects the Iraq War has had on soldiers and the Iraqis.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
De Palma's screenplay is outstanding, and he draws wonderfully naturalistic performances from his youthful cast.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The result of the film is shocking, saddening and frustrating.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Love it, hate it, but be sure to watch it, because this odd and disturbing picture is as different as the war it reflects, and that...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It isn't elegiac, but enraged. It doesn't look back with sorrow, but forward in dread. And it's made with a clear intention - to stop the...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The film is by turns strident, obvious, righteously angry and inspired.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
De Palma is extreme, visceral, usually in bad taste but almost always riveting. De Palma's Redacted, a no-budget fake documentary that...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Like "Lions for Lambs," Redacted is more significant in its sense of purpose than its uneven execution.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
DePalma's movie offers its own doctoring and processing, without delivering an ounce of real humanity - good or bad - in the bargain.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
For all of De Palma's studious multimedia trickery -- a valid, even inspired idea -- Redacted is so naive it's an embarrassment.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The Americans are portrayed with varying degrees of loathsomeness, but there's not much variety in the film. It's all an awful aberration.
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what has become of us?

By deejayfasano
i cannot even believe someone would release such a film. let alone release portions of it to our enemy!?! I will stand against this foolishness and support our troops. way too much is at stake....

More propaganda that will cause more soilder deaths

By Scortch
This is just more anti-war propaganda that will do nothing but get more of our soldiers killed. Everyone that supports our troops will stay away from this movie. If you go see it, then you hate our...

Waste of Time and Al Qaida will love it

By movie_fandago_account
This guy should be locked up as a traiter. I'll never see it and I will bug management to remove it. Besides Anti-American films are money loser made by losers. Sure the foreign crowd and Al Qaida...

What is that sucking sound?

By sozoman
What is Mark Cuban thinking. Maybe he is buds with Robert Reford. Lions for Lambs sucked big time and made no money, Redacted sucks and will make no money. I guess making movies that people want to...

MUST SEE by every TRUE patriot

By trupatriot
If you love this country, but hate what is being done to it by this misadventure in Iraq, you really must see this film. Powerful, and very distrubing, but TRUE to life as it really is. If you...

A MUST SEE. Not propaganda. A thought-provoking anti-war film. FOX News Is Propaganda.

By davelikesfish
Wake Up America!!! See this movie. You will like. Unless you believe the government should ban it to protect us from terrorists. By the way I'm a retired army veteran and my son Brian is in Iraq...


By Tin_Cup
let's see what the box office take is on the"objective" movie is!...

Bad Movie

By Moo-V Fan
I love that we have the freedom to make movies about anything and everything. However, when it will put our fellow Americans' lives at risk, that is inappropriate. We should use some restraint...


By OreillyFan
Its sad that people will watch this movie knowing very well what its going to do to our troops. They are now showing only the horrible parts, which I think all of its horrible, in the middle east....

Worst American Soldier attack movie yet

By gspot107
The producer is derranged and obviouly obsessed with seeing the violation of a young girl by powerful men. If Redford hates the military, why did he feel the need to show women being raped in graphic...

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Rated R | For strong disturbing violent content including a rape, pervasive language and some sexual references
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under Disturbing, fact-based story of rape and murder.
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