100

San Francisco Chronicle

A rage-inducing expose.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This movie does not describe the America I learned about in civics class, or think of when I pledge allegiance to the flag. Yet I know I will get the usual e-mails accusing me of partisanship, bias, only telling one side, etc. What is the other side? See this movie, and you tell me.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Where "No End" is cool and measured, Taxi is hot, anguished, and sometimes as difficult to watch as pictures of torture ought to be.
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The film quickly becomes one of the most powerful, carefully researched investigations of the moral-legal side effects of current American military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq. It's terrifying in a way that sneaks up on you.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
So disturbing, on so many levels.
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88

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
What one interviewee calls a "fog of ambiguity" surrounding what was and wasn't officially authorized shielded superior officers and key members of the Department of Defense -- namely Donald Rumsfeld.
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88

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Gibney also made the Oscar-nominated "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," and he gets remarkable access to people you wouldn't expect to talk to him (including U.S. interrogators charged with crimes at Bagram).
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Alex Gibney's forceful documentary starts with a single tragedy: the torture of an Afghani prisoner at Bagram Air Base. By the time it's over, he's broadened his focus into a documentary so damning of the U.S. government, it's hard to believe he even got it made.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Taxi to the Dark Side adds something new to our awareness -- interviews with soldiers who served as interrogators in Afghanistan, and in Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib prison, and who, in some cases that ended in courts martial, served prison terms themselves.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

In the end, this passionate indictment of present U.S. policies stirs both sadness and outrage.
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82 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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