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Of all the feature films and documentaries to emerge since 9/11, few have been as bold, perceptive or as downright chilling as this thriller. Read full review
It's thanks to Akhtar's standout performance that The War Within is as electrifying as it is. Read full review
The War Within plays effectively off our voyeurism, yet it has such a cloistered, American-eyed view of the nightmare of terrorism that I kept searching for the profound explanation beneath its piecemeal ones. Read full review
The War Within is dark and somber, adjectives that describe both the film's look and its message. Read full review
Hampered by a mopey leading man. Read full review
Despite an admirable effort to explore topical concerns, both director and actor are obviously overwhelmed by the immensity of the subject matter. Read full review
Tries too hard to be even-handed. Read full review
The War Within has within it a war of its own, one between docudramatic truth and familiar melodrama, however low-keyed. Read full review
Chillingly realistic but deeply repellent, The War Within is a film that should not have been made. Read full review
Does a fairly good job of laying out the basic political motives behind Islamic terrorism. Unfortunately, as a drama, it has its narrative peak in the middle and quickly runs out of story afterward. Read full review
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