Standard Operating Procedure Synopsis
Errol Morris investigates the U.S. for abuse and torture of suspected terrorists at Abu Ghraib.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Disturbing, analytical and morose. This is not a "political" film nor yet another screed about the Bush administration or the war in Iraq....
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Morris, using a welter of photographs (many of which we haven't seen), constructs a day-to-day sense of how Abu Ghraib descended into a...
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88

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
It's distinctly Morrisean, as it were, and seeing his style applied to subject matter with which one is already somewhat familiar makes...
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
In Standard Operating Procedure, Errol Morris does something inconceivable and, at first glance, ill-advised. He gives the US soldiers of...
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It may be the most disturbing film you'll see in a long time.
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88

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
No matter how slick and questionably appropriate Morris's style may be, the content is compelling.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Reveals one mystery, only to reveal another that it can't quite penetrate.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
In presenting their testimony to the jury of public opinion, Morris would seem to be building a case for absolving some of them of...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Morris mixes piercing sit-downs with disturbing evidence. Though soldiers, including the notorious Lynndie England, express remorse, it's...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Too narrowly focused.
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Rated R | For disturbing images and content involving torture and graphic nudity, and for language.