• Released
  • September 30, 2005
  • NR , 1 hr 32 min
  • Drama
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The War Within Synopsis
Pakistani student with a grudge against the US moves to New York and begins planning a ground attack
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Of all the feature films and documentaries to emerge since 9/11, few have been as bold, perceptive or as downright chilling as this...
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
It's thanks to Akhtar's standout performance that The War Within is as electrifying as it is.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The War Within plays effectively off our voyeurism, yet it has such a cloistered, American-eyed view of the nightmare of terrorism that I...
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63

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
The War Within is dark and somber, adjectives that describe both the film's look and its message.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Hampered by a mopey leading man.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Despite an admirable effort to explore topical concerns, both director and actor are obviously overwhelmed by the immensity of the subject...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Tries too hard to be even-handed.
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50

Chicago Tribune

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The War Within has within it a war of its own, one between docudramatic truth and familiar melodrama, however low-keyed.
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50

New York Post

Chillingly realistic but deeply repellent, The War Within is a film that should not have been made.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

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Does a fairly good job of laying out the basic political motives behind Islamic terrorism. Unfortunately, as a drama, it has its narrative...
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Rated NR