83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The intense interviews and damning statistics (20 percent of all female personnel have experienced sexual assault) do the work of whipping up outrage.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

Kirby Dick's shocking investigation into widespread sexual assault in the U.S. military is an urgent call to action.
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80

Movieline

The Invisible War might be best judged as a piece of activism, in which case it's already succeeding - after seeing the film in April, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta took the responsibility for sexual assault investigations away from commanding officers and put them in the hands of higher-ranking officials.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Every adult who owes a debt of gratitude to American soldiers should see Kirby Dick's heartbreaking documentary about sexual violence in the military.
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80

Total Film

Directed with straightforward economy, The Invisible War sheds much-needed light on a very dark secret.
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75

Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
Dick, whose films include a revealing expose about the movie industry's film ratings board, has created yet another galvanizing call to action with The Invisible War.
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75

Slant Magazine

Kirby Dick's spartan use of graphics and statistics conveys arguments with little grandstanding.
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75

New York Post

For sheer infuriation value, you can't do much better than Kirby Dick's quietly scathing documentary on rape in the US military.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The film's implication, quite starkly, is that a strong military doesn't favor crybabies, that a certain degree of rape is unavoidable - and inevitably, that some women may have been asking for it. One hearing noted that the victim was dressed provocatively. In her official uniform.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Kirby Dick's spartan use of graphics and statistics conveys arguments with little grandstanding.
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75 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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