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City of Ghosts is a movie starring Abdelaziz Alhamza, Mohamad Almusari, and Hamoud Almousa. A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after...

Other Titles
City of ghosts, Miasto duchów, Miasto duchów. Rakka, City of Ghosts: Raqqa, La città dei fantasmi, Spökstaden, Hayaletler Kenti, Spøgelsesbyen, ラッカは静かに虐殺されている, Szellemváros
Running Time
1 hours 32 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
War, Documentary
Matthew Heineman
Mohamad Almusari, Abdelaziz Alhamza, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, Hamoud Almousa
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.

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Kathleen Fuller

Sitting down for this documentary, I found myself in a state of shock at the sheer number of atrocities committed on people during this period, and most of them were carried out by our own soldiers. It was amazing to see how almost every family had such a representative member who participated in this particular incident, and how many families made their own version of events, with their own version of what happened to their loved ones. This documentary touched me deeply, as it did all of those involved. I would highly recommend this film to anyone who wants to see the atrocities that we have committed to our own people during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. I was fortunate enough to be able to see this film at a very high quality, at the San Francisco Bay Area Museum of Modern Art and at a live screening at San Francisco State University. I am glad I was able to see this film. I am also glad to know that my children, who were both born here in the United States, are aware of the horrific events taking place in our own backyard. However, the atrocities committed by our own forces did not take place in Iraq. They occurred in Afghanistan, and, unfortunately, many of the boys who participated in this horror show were left traumatized.

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I first saw this film at the Sundance Film Festival, and I was blown away by this first ever documentary. The film was actually made by the same crew that made "The Last American Virgin" (yes, that film, too). This film is so honest about what the war in Iraq has done to the real American people, the documentary is so powerful that you can see the real effects this war has had on those who are living in Iraq and Afghanistan. This film was made on location, so we see these innocent children walking, waiting in lines, and standing in front of stores that sell all kinds of things. The documentary was done in English, which I would have never thought would be needed, because it is all about real life, no Hollywood cliches, no high drama, and no bombastic patriotic songs. This film makes you want to cry because you see so many people walking around their neighborhood, those who have lost their homes, who have lost their lives, who are so destroyed by war. They are just ordinary people who have suffered a terrible loss, and who you can never forget. One of the most powerful scenes is a scene where three Iraqi boys are singing at the pool, in front of an American soldier, who is trying to kill them. They are so innocent, and you feel so much empathy for them, because they are the same people that are suffering in Iraq and Afghanistan. These three boys have lost their mothers, but they are still trying to protect their home, and protect their friends. They don't know what will happen if they live in the wrong neighborhood, or if they move. This film is very well made and powerful, and I am proud to be part of this great piece of art that documents what the people of Iraq are going through. I am so proud to be from New Orleans, and so proud of my home state, where I know many of the people who are in this film, and I know many of the people who voted for these two men. This film, and all the amazing people that made it, are absolutely one of the most powerful and touching films I have ever seen. This film is truly moving, and powerful, and it is an incredibly important film.

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Any real American patriot is appalled by the shooting at Virginia Tech. Anyone who has ever been to a college campus is outraged by the shooting of unarmed students at Kent State. Any real patriot is outraged that this type of behavior takes place on a college campus. Any real patriot is appalled that any young man with his first chance in life does not try to kill as many people as possible. Any real patriot is outraged that any man, of any color, can have an action film made about him. What does a college campus have to do with a military base in Afghanistan? I don't see how there could be any relationship between the two. The only group in America who would rally around the killing of unarmed young men is the black community. And the only group in America who would rally around the killing of unarmed young men is the group that is more dependent on drugs than the rest of the white community. This film says it all. We are all in need of discipline and self-control. We need to be reminded that it is the ends that must justify the means. We must not allow this country to be led by evil men who look down on the rest of us. We must also not allow our sons and daughters to be led by such men.

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Austin C.

I have been a soldier in the IDF since 2006 and I have worked closely with the Israeli army, or military for short. When I saw the title of this film I was so thrilled that it would be able to bring me into this world and truly understand what I was witnessing, but I could not be more humbled when I saw that the director of the film was none other than Daniel Pearl, and he had joined the Israeli army to be a doctor in the IDF. I had never heard of this before, so I didn't really know who this was but I had a strange feeling about it. I knew that it was a film about the IDF and the trials of combat, but I didn't know what the film was going to be about, or what the story would be like. When I finally came across this, I was so happy I had never heard of it before. I am more then happy to say that this is by far the most important film I have seen to date about the Israeli army. The three main story lines are: Israel's occupation of the West Bank, the suffering of Israel from terrorist attacks, and the possibility of peace. The film goes in so many different directions, and sometimes it seems to be going in different directions, but it all leads to one goal. To bring Israel closer to a state of mind that it could achieve peace with its neighbors. The main reason I watched this was because of Pearl. I felt he had done such a wonderful job of bringing this amazing story to the big screen. The director had the ability to portray the pain, the emotion, the depression, and the fear. He showed the horror of war in a way that was emotional and yet very realistic, making it even more important that this is going on in the Israeli army. The director also had the ability to use the cinematography in the film to show the surreal world that the IDF soldiers live in. The way that the film was shot, the way he used the editing, the very clear and focused shots that really show the suffering of the soldiers, it was really amazing. The effects used throughout the film were also really good, making the film seem even more realistic. I also enjoyed how the director edited the film, making sure not to make it too long. Overall, I highly recommend this film to anyone who likes a story that takes them on an emotional ride that will leave you speechless. There is so much to enjoy from the point of view of the Israeli army and of the Israeli people. Even though this was supposed to be a documentary it still didn't feel like a documentary at all. I will definitely be checking out the others in the series, as well as being excited to see how the third episode in this series is going to go. 10/10

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Rachel Crawford

In a lot of ways, the movie is a very good example of how to film a documentary. You get to see the real people and the politicians in the documentary. It was fascinating to see the situations. I recommend this documentary to anyone. It does a very good job at showing the reality of what's happening and what is happening in Iraq. I highly recommend it to anyone. The movie will make you want to know more and that is exactly what this movie is really about. The movie is not as deep or as powerful as some movies, but it's worth seeing because you will learn a lot about the situation that Iraq is going through. I know I will because of this movie. I highly recommend this movie.

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Shirley Barnett

I went to this movie with some doubts, I knew the sound was terrible but I wasn't ready for the personal story of a soldier that didn't have a choice. Having to make that choice on a horrifying day, on a bleak, cold night, with no one to take care of you. This soldier, that you don't even know is there. Seeing the horrors of the place, the harrowing scenes that reminded me of the war in the desert. Seeing the broken bodies of the dead. This is a story that would have been impossible to tell. If you didn't see this, the movie will say that it's not. In the beginning of the movie, you get to know how many there were and how they died. There is no false modesty, this was only made to show the real horrors of war. I saw this movie a couple of days ago, and I can't stop thinking about it. It was so harrowing that I cried, but I was never about to admit that I was in the theater for a good time. I was only glad when it ended. This is a movie that should be shown in schools about what was happening in Iraq and Afghanistan. I hope the Iraqi and Afghani people have a chance to see this movie, and learn about the horrors that they are facing today.

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Ann R.

It is a master class on how war happens, but it isn't like other war documentaries, because this one is the true story and what really happened and what happened to the civilians who were involved in the war. The movie starts with three years of occupation of France. It is then revealed that the Germans took over all the towns of France, but they were the good guys, the local population were mostly civilian that don't really take the Germans very seriously. A journalist is sent to "routine" work and he becomes very familiar with the problem. The journalist is then sent to Dachau and tries to help the prisoners, but they refuse to talk and get angry when he is trying to do something useful. He decides to break the news about the prisoners. The journalist gets mad because of the way he's behaving, he gets even a few prisoners to talk about it, and they get a bigger break as the war ends and they are able to talk more, even to the media about their problems. He tries to convince the prisoners, but they are too scared of the police to tell the truth, they are the ones who got mistreated and then they get help. The journalist doesn't get more help and is now very depressed, because he didn't do anything to help the prisoners and was too busy dealing with his own problems. The journalist ends up in hospital and he's transferred to a psychiatric hospital, there, he's diagnosed with paranoia, paranoid schizophrenia, and he is finally help. As a result, he's declared insane and his charges is transferred to another psychiatric hospital. His psychiatric case is the main part of the movie, because he couldn't escape from the influence of his persecutors. I was touched by this movie because it was all of my hopes and expectations were never met, because of the way the German government treated the prisoners. They put a lot of people who were, like the journalist, from the lowest class in the camp, and they thought it was okay for them. I'm sure the people in the other camp would have been the same way. The movie is an excellent example of how a person, who was working to help and care for prisoners, can turn into a maniac and he couldn't escape from the problem. When I watched the movie, I was a bit sad for the American reporter and I think that he suffered the same as the prisoners, because it was all about how a journalist could ruin an entire war, and how a reporter can do anything and not be afraid of what he can't do. This movie showed that a journalist can't get a second chance in life, because if he does, he will be punished, because it was all about how much the journalists can get to hurt the POWs and to make them forget that they fought a war for freedom. You have to think about this movie to understand how the people who suffered and died in Dachau were treated.

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Larry R.

This is definitely one of the most beautifully made documentaries i have ever seen. I highly recommend this movie to everyone. This movie is so well made and so beautifully made. What I can say about the film is that it tells a very important story about the very important topic of war. It tells you all about the so called "Children of Iraq" and about the human psyche. This is a film that you need to see if you haven't already. It will shake you up and make you think about the war. I really can't say enough good things about this movie. This film is like a very deep and meaningful time capsule to the war in Iraq. I truly recommend this movie to everyone who wants to know more about what the war is really about and the psychological effect it had on so many people. It also makes you question if war is really worth it. Well, it's a no brainer that war is not worth it. Do yourself a favor and see this film. It will change your perspective and make you think about what you know about war.

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Mary Reed

No wonder that this film has had so many negative reviews. It's so true to life. I just wanted to point out that the German army had used black uniforms and carried out large scale killings of Jews and Arabs when Allied forces first arrived in the Netherlands in May 1940. You can just imagine the atmosphere, the costumes, the language, the dances and the reveille. The black uniform and uniforms were used for months, and it took a long time to get an understanding of the situation. But when that understanding finally became possible, the troops had to carry out the military operations. I just watched this film and I was shocked by the brutality, the costumes, the music, the music in the films. It was very sad to see what happened to people. I just hope there's never a war again. The British army is fighting the Germans with modern equipment, that means tanks, but it doesn't mean that the British will stop their old fashioned ways of working. They are still producing bad movies, this is a brave attempt at showing the reality of what happened.

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Ruth W.

To say it does not get any better, after watching this film you can forget all your previous films and give this one a chance to rise to the top. This film will show you how America was transformed into a fascist state. It is great to see the British working class getting beaten back. It shows the evil of fascism. Now I could not stop talking about this film, it has a great story, all the scenes are made extremely well. This is a film you must see, in every way.

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Terry Marshall

I watched this movie twice over the summer, and I am still stunned. It's one of the best movies I have ever seen. I am not a guy that watches a lot of documentaries. This is my first time. In fact, I watched this film only twice, and I have to say it was worth it. I want to say more, but I don't want to give away the story. This is a man's story, and how his life and country are changed forever by a courageous young man who didn't listen to all the stuff the media told him to believe. Not a movie for everyone, but I think it should be watched by all. This is how wars should be fought, not in some fictional battlefield, but in real life. I strongly recommend everyone should watch this. I am proud of Tom DeLay, and I thank him for standing up for what is right. Thank you Tom DeLay. Tom

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Keith W.

This is my first review on IMDb but after watching this movie I felt that I had to share my thoughts about it. I thought it was an excellent documentary. The video quality is very good and it made me want to learn more about the history of the Haitian revolution. It definitely keeps you engaged. It's the sort of thing that I would recommend to someone with a general interest in history. I did not find it boring and I thought it was very well put together. You can tell that these people who are interviewed have a great deal of passion for their subjects. They feel that it is a historical story and they want to bring it to life. This is a great documentary. The best I have seen.

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Catherine C.

I wanted to go to see this movie because I like War movies, as in the style of the movie is rather Western as well as the fact that it has been made in English, which I appreciate. But I was lucky because my girlfriend and I saw this movie as it was being shown at a private screening. We were fortunate to get a seat at the very back which was very good. It was very crowded, with people sitting right behind us and right behind us. It was very loud, and I could hear the other people behind us. The movie itself was very interesting. It was not the type of film that has people running from gun battles with the Nazis or shootouts with the Nazis. It was more a movie about people being displaced in a war, some of which is anti-Semitic. The movie did show a lot of anti-Nazi sentiment, and some of the other anti-Nazi sentiments which is why it was very important to me to see it. I am German, and I have experienced anti-Nazi sentiments in the past, but this movie did make me realize how much anti-Semitic sentiment is out there. Not to mention the "Nazi" version of the Holocaust which is what the Nazis did to the Jews during the Holocaust. The people in the movie were very very honest with their stories, and I think that the movie gave a much more accurate portrayal of what happened than any movie made before or since. The people who wrote the movie are not the intended audience, but I think that everyone who goes to see a War movie needs to see this movie. It is a good movie which is very informative and gives us a more accurate perspective of what war is like.

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Lori H.

I loved this film so much. I watched it on TV with my 15 year old daughter and she could not stop watching. We watched the whole film. It was so powerful. It was just a wonderful story of a man who loved his country, loved his nation, loved his people. I also loved the other story told of his work in this movie and the military. I learned that there are other stories like that of the POWs. I did not know that in the movie. I wish I could tell all my friends to watch this film. I think it is a great story. I hope I can tell more of it. As a military officer myself I have a very strong feeling that we would be better off if we learned more about the POWs, their families, and their families after we leave the service. We have a lot of old memories and a lot of new ones. We must make sure that we do not repeat the mistakes that were made by those that were captured. If you have not seen this film, and would like to see it, do not let it dissuade you from doing something good. I am so glad I watched it.

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This documentary is the first feature length documentary on the actual things that happened in the El Cajon, California, military base. During the war, that soldiers fought in. Throughout the war, that enlisted men faced situations that were not only painful, but also deadly. They faced many kinds of trauma, from loss of limbs, to having their nerves shot out, to having their conscience broken. All in all, this documentary brings out the reality of what these men went through, and I thought that it was very interesting to see the people that they had to meet as well. I highly recommend it. 10/10

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A classic of sorts, a British documentary that takes us to the bombed out world of war. Using archival footage of captured footage and interviews with survivors and victims. It's no documentary, but definitely a fascinating visual masterpiece. Or in some cases just what seems to be a visual masterpiece. The lighting and the camera movements are all very impressive and the story is well told. Not the most original, but definitely fascinating and well acted and written. If you like the idea of capturing the horror of war, this documentary is for you. Not the most enjoyable of films, but definitely worth a look. My rating 10/10

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Watching this film for the first time, I could not stop thinking about how bad the movie was. I was shocked by how much I had hated the film. It was a hit and miss film. The things that were filmed were truly horrible. The most poignant part of the film was when Pyle talks to his parents and his aunt, and has them yell at him for what he has done. It is such a sad thing to see what is happening in Iraq and to see a guy run to his parents to apologize for what he has done. I felt so sorry for him and what he must be going through. I have just come back from seeing this movie, and I could not stop thinking about what the director and the actors had to go through. The film has to have a 10 to have the impact it did, it was truly a bad movie, but at the same time, the importance of the film cannot be missed. If anyone would like to see the film and don't want to see it on a big screen, then I would recommend it, otherwise it would be best to stay away from this film. The performances in the film are very realistic. Watch the film and you will know what I am talking about.

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During the last days of the old Soviet Union, the forces of the Soviet party crushed the forces of the "Bolsheviks" and gave the most famous phrase to one of the most important leaders of the resistance in the Soviet Union, Leonid Shevchuk. The statement was: "Do not defend your buildings, but defend the Soviet Union". It was just a simple slogan that was important to many people in Russia in their fight against the old Soviet regime. In 1992 the Communist regime finally fell, a handful of people survived in Chechenia, but almost all the Russian people lived in terror. The Soviet Union had come to an end and suddenly the death and the broken lives of people was turned into a war against people of all nationalities. The film says, at this time, the situation in Chechnya was extremely volatile. One group of Russian people had escaped from their gulag, the other had a very low, miserable life. The film shows the two stories of two people who escaped from the prison and then into the war in Chechnya. The woman is Alyona (from the film, the female voice of Olga Volkova, who plays the woman in the film). Alyona is not the only one who survives. The people in the town of Samara find themselves in the same situation. Their life is divided. They live in the lowest class in a working class village. They don't even have the right to vote. They have the right to a doctor and a lawyer. It seems like the death for each family in the family. It is not as bad as it seems. The only way to get money is to get a lawyer and help the people of the village. One of the main things that is kept in mind in the film is the "destruction of Chechnya", the number of people that died in the Chechenian death. What can be the reason? What is the damage? What is the cost? The people who have survived in the war also lose their future and there is nothing left for them. We are not sure about the real death of everyone, but we can be certain that it is a huge number. What can be said in favor of the film is the fact that it is very well made and the director is intelligent. This is a film that needs to be shown all over the world. It is time for a change, for the people of the world to understand the true history of the Chechen nation and the way it was destroyed. When it is shown in the European Parliament, the governments should show their opposition to the horrendous war in Chechnya. They should see the victims, the destruction of the people and then we will know how cruel the war really was.

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Douglas Brooks

After watching the documentary about their experience in the invasion of Grenada I became more and more outraged and appalled. The use of the "military death camps" in the film just don't stand up to any reality of what actually happened in Grenada. I also couldn't help but get emotionally emotional when I heard their stories of suffering, of which some had to witness. I am glad that I saw this documentary and learned a lot about the terrible events of Grenada and I believe that it was done so in an unbiased and unbiased way. That is why I thought it was a must watch.

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From the opening credits to the end credits, this documentary is in my opinion the most important film ever released on this subject. It is not just a documentary. It is a major celebration of the heroic efforts of men who risked everything to fight and win the war against Germany. This is a visual work. It is an intense study of these men and of how they face all the challenges and difficulties that come with war, and especially with the task of saving themselves, their families and country. This film is a pure testimony to the value of the men involved in this mission. It is an incredible testament to the lengths to which the German people will go to protect their children and to save their homes. It is a testimony to the determination and love for country and the strength of a people that can overcome their greatest dangers. The music is a beautiful expression of the spirit of a people that knows that their existence is held by something greater than themselves. The musicians of World War II represent all the great musicians who came before, including Jewish, Gypsy and Black Mozart. Their music is very much alive. I truly believe that this is a time when it is important that the world hear this message from these brave men. To me, it is not enough to know the names of these men. I have to know the stories of their lives. I have to know the music. I have to see the incredible visual, historic and artistic work that has been created. For this I salute the filmmakers and the people who gave this film its artistic direction and make a real contribution to history. Thank you.

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Michelle P.

The first of this series is "Behind Enemy Lines," which I have watched six times. In it we see the withdrawal of the U.S. military from Vietnam. Over the years this movie, with its distortion and ridicule of war and the U.S. government, has become a wonderful propaganda tool. This is a classic case of an overly-articulated, hyped-up, oft-outraged film that's only told half-truths or exaggerates. It's easy to dismiss the special effects here, but they are well-done and make the movie. But it's the subjective portrait of the movies' makers which is most distasteful. All the parts of this movie are thought-provoking and mind-blowing, but I personally did not like the first half of the movie. Here we see the amazing perfection of Hollywood-like techniques of effects-daring shots, and lush war scenes. But this half of the movie is all about the misuse of the special effects and has no grounding in reality. That is one of the reasons I like the second half, which is about the U.S. government's crimes, and the role of the anti-war movement. It's very interesting and thought-provoking, but also controversial. The people who watch this film with an open mind will have to take a critical look at the way the movie is presented.

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Donald Matthews

This is a great movie and it makes you think and look at the world in a new way. All the people involved in this movie did an incredible job and I'm really proud of them. They went through lots of pressure in order to get this movie made and they did it very well. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who wants to think and figure out what is happening in the world. It really makes you think. But if you want a movie that is easy to watch you could do far better. This is not a movie that has your full attention, but you will be entertained and it will make you think and if you don't like thought provoking movies you might not like it as much as I do.

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Pamela Hernandez

Since i was about 9 years old I remember a friend told me that there is a ghost in his house that i have not seen. My friend is now 44 years old and still believes in ghosts. Well i just got out of this movie and it really surprised me. This was a great way to put it. I would like to ask you some questions. How many ghosts were there in this movie? What was the color of the ghosts? Did the ghosts look like ghosts from the future? There were so many questions that i can't even count them. This was a great movie and I hope that if you read this comment you see it. Great job this was a great movie and hope you get a chance to see it. Thanks

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Jesse Gray

I have watched this movie 4 times in the last 4 weeks. It truly reminds you of the terrible things in our lives and the horrible things we have to face. That is why I think it is an essential watch. I think that most people who are in favor of the war in Iraq may be in favor of the war in Iraq. I think that most people who are against the war in Iraq may be against the war in Iraq. This movie will make you think for sure.

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I really enjoyed the documentary on 'Ghosts of Hiroshima' and I wanted to get this movie on DVD so I bought it. I wanted to watch it again to find out the things that were said in the documentary. I also want to say that I'm a big proponent of war so the movie did not appeal to me as much as I wanted it to. The movie focuses on the story of the 'Battle of the Bulge' and how it affected many men. However, I did not find the movie entirely compelling. First, I did not find any point in the movie to bring back to the characters that are now dead. I do not feel any need to see these men's deaths because I can just remember their exploits and experiences. I would much rather have seen these men return to their families or remembered in other ways. Second, I did not like the acting in the movie because it was wooden. I would much rather see some of the war atrocities committed by Japanese soldiers rather than seeing the war crimes that are committed by Americans and Japanese alike. To me the acting was wooden, some of the voices were nasally and monotone. It was as if the actors were not really enjoying what they were doing. I also did not like the characters because they did not give me a strong sense of identification with them. The 'Ghosts' of the movie did not have the personality of the 'Ghosts' of the 'Battle of the Bulge'. I also did not find any of the personalities very interesting, or that interesting. The movie did not give me a sense of horror or a sense of understanding about how these men died, or what they went through. I did not feel that the movie depicted the feelings and the feelings of the soldiers in a realistic and balanced way. There were a lot of scenes that I did not find particularly emotional and I found that the movie was mostly anti-war. Although the movie does not dwell on the war, it does mention some of the actions that the soldiers took, yet they do not dwell on any of the experiences that these soldiers went through. The movie is anti-war and it talks about the war in the context of the events of the past. I have to say that I did not find the movie to be very interesting or convincing. I wanted to see the soldiers being honored or remembered, not the war. Overall, I would not recommend this movie. I think the movie is not realistic. It was not as interesting as it should have been.

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Karen S.

Kudos to Bill O'Reilly and the film crew. The movie is done in an entertaining manner. One cannot help but feel that their effort could have been much better. The movie speaks to people in a manner that is both profound and heart-breaking. It is well-written and well-edited. It should be shown in schools to help students appreciate the horrors of war. It should be taught to be used in classrooms in a way that it can be used to show the horrors of war.

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I have been a fan of "Operation Downfall" since when it first aired on TV in the early 1980s. I have loved the film all my life and I am saddened by the fact that it has only been available on video for the past few years. The film, like all of Spielberg's films, was given the nod by the "Federation of American Scientists" for an Academy Award nomination. "Operation Downfall" was a key film for bringing to the United States the events of the first Gulf War in the Persian Gulf. The production of this film was a monumental effort, as it was made in partnership with one of the largest and most successful defense contractors in the country, Raytheon, and the numerous war correspondents stationed in Kuwait and Iraq. Every aspect of this production was meticulously researched and meticulously edited. The combination of this story and its production was shot in a remarkable way, almost as if the camera was being held by a giant fish in a glass aquarium. I believe that this is the most important aspect of this film. It is an eye-opening film. It is about what the reality of war is like. It is about what the human capacity to inflict pain on others, and in return, inflict pain on others, really means. The following are not just the opinions of those who have seen the film, but of those who have experienced first-hand the cruelty and depravity of the human condition. I am certain that not all of the following will agree with what I am about to say. I was deeply moved by this film and I am sure that many viewers were as well. It is a very important film for those of us who remember those events from the 1980's. It is important for those who are still in pain as it deals with issues that most of us had no idea about. It is important for those of us who remember the events as a young child to be able to relate to what is happening to these characters. This film must be viewed and experienced by every American. The State of the Union Address is an important event, and the outcome of this film may be seen as an opportunity to do something about this problem. We need to see this film again, and again, and again. It is an important film, and I recommend it to everyone. If you do not see this film, you do not yet know what it means to be a human being.

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Melissa Harrison

I have never seen a documentary about the Holocaust but I am a huge fan of history and I love to learn about the past. So when I heard about this movie I decided to watch it. I thought it was going to be some boring documentary about the history of the Holocaust but it was a very good movie. It shows the historical events and also shows the terrible things that happened to the Jews during the holocaust. I don't know if this is a good or bad thing but I am glad that they made a movie about it. The director does a great job of showing the facts of the holocaust. I think that this movie should be in the history class of every school and everyone should watch it. It is not just a movie about the holocaust but it is a movie about the Holocaust. The director made a very good movie and I am very happy that it was made.

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I am somewhat baffled by the reviews of this movie. For those of you who are familiar with "The Desert Thunder" and the movie series, you would know that "The Desert Thunder" is not a documentary but a movie. It is full of colorful footage and interviews with soldiers and civilians involved in the war. This film is a documentary, not a documentary about Vietnam. And I thought that was the whole point. I hope that these wonderful people will publish a book about their experiences and tell the world that this movie is a true story. I would have loved to see a little more from the director, but it was a great movie all the same. I have seen a lot of good movies and this one was the best of them all. I highly recommend it to anyone, because I think it should be considered a documentary.

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Austin R.

I'm a total film buff. I've seen the most recent World War II films and seen quite a few documentaries. In a nutshell, "the film" is a beautifully made film about the horrors of war. It is centered around the documentary/documentary crew who are hiding from the Germans. They are like prisoners in a concentration camp and it is quite painful to watch how they are being treated. The music is excellent, the cinematography is absolutely stunning. It is an amazing movie to see. I saw it in a small cinema that I went to and it was worth it.

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Amanda Johnson

I would really recommend this movie for anyone who wants to see it. It's not a documentary but a statement on the war and it's impact on our world. I think that it will be quite hard for the general public to grasp the events that took place in this movie. I'd definitely recommend this movie to anyone that can appreciate something that's going on in our world today. What struck me most about this movie was how people had to travel so far to reach the places they were fighting over. When you go to Afghanistan or Iraq you're traveling an hour to an hour and a half away. What does that say about the war on drugs? Is it really worth it?

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Carolyn M.

The recent spate of false flag operations by the Bush Administration is a travesty and a waste of time. It is irresponsible of the President to make any statements about any particular operation in a war zone without also providing clear proof to the world. If this movie is correct, the U.S. Government and the various elements of the military knew that the Iraqi forces were planning to invade Kuwait, yet still decided to engage in a war of aggression and demonstrate their power by attacking civilians in a war-torn city. This is absolutely inexcusable. If we are attacked, we have the right to defend ourselves. The U.S. Military would do this in one of two ways. Either to attack the enemy, or to be the vanguard of the military. Regardless of what the President says, it's obvious that the U.S. Government is acting in a fashion that would cause the enemy to look to the U.S. for guidance and leadership. This movie is a reminder that the U.S. Government could not be trusted to protect the people of the U.S. or U.S. interests. The decisions being made by the U.S. Government could have caused the world to end. I can't imagine how the American people will respond to this movie. I have seen the movie several times and plan to see it again. Hopefully, it will bring to light just how much the U.S. Government and the military has failed the country.

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Brenda Romero

Having been a veteran war correspondent of the Iraqi war for the last seven months, and having seen several of the biggest films about this time period (mainly Gulf War II), I thought it would be great to see the story of what actually happened in Iraq at this time. It was not good or accurate. All the action and stories were mis-reported. The conflict in Iraq was short-lived, it was too short for the wars in Afghanistan and Bosnia. The battle of Falluja had been lost months before, and nobody saw any fighting in Walled City. This film was based on a true story and I am a veteran, but I have seen a lot of war films, and I have never known about the situation in Falluja. Also, I think that a film about the war in Iraq would be a good way to tell what actually happened in Falluja. It is a really bad place to be, and it is not like anywhere in the world.

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Jeffrey Matthews

Makes me wonder why Hollywood is portraying war to be anything but fun. When I first heard about this film I felt that it would be one of the films that would make a difference in my life. It is a dramatic film about the atrocities of war. The fact that this film is true doesn't really change anything. The fact that it is being made shows how evil America is. If you are going to make a movie about war. make it to a point where the viewer can believe that war is fun. The fact that people are making this film means that there is a lot of hatred for America. As someone who does not support either side of this war. I give this film a 10.

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This is an incredibly powerful film that shows how your actions can influence and affect all of your choices and feelings, not just the immediate ones. I am not a fan of documentaries but I have to say I was blown away. This documentary goes into great detail about the shocking problems and horrors in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and in the US-Afghanistan war. I had no idea about the harsh conditions there, nor did I know anything about what was going on in the war. The director, Christopher McDonald, clearly had access to these soldiers and veterans. He did an amazing job of bringing people out of their shell-holed lives and into this world that we were meant to be in. The movie also gives us an insight into the war, the men, and the women, and how they are affected by it. They are in complete awe of the horrors and depravity, and how little they had ever seen. He gives us information about the fates of some of the soldiers, the soldiers' families, and the civilians of Kandahar and Bagram. He also shows a glimpse of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, and how badly it is being run. This film is not meant to be a documentary, or a sympathetic look into the war. It is meant to be an eye opener and to help tell the story of the atrocities. This film is highly recommended, not just for veterans, but also for civilians. It is very powerful, and is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen.

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I saw this film at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, and to be honest, I was surprised. This film is actually very true. If you know a bit of history about the Holocaust and are aware of the power of images, this is your film. It is very well put together, moving, disturbing, and definitely not for the faint of heart. You will be able to feel the pain of these people. You will be able to feel the fear and the pain of these people and of course it's worth the price of admission. This film will be an important part of history, and hopefully the world will see how powerful it is to come together and overcome fear. I'm so glad I saw this movie, and I hope that others will. It's a must-see film, that you don't want to miss.

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Jeffrey T.

I came across this documentary on HBO's "Real Sports" and was blown away. I was especially impressed by the way that I was able to relate to this subject with my own experiences as a soldier in the Korean War. The movie was absolutely riveting and in my opinion, the best war documentary ever put to film. It is an evenhanded portrayal of the conflict in a way that war documentaries have never been able to do. It is something that I feel everyone should see at least once in his/her lifetime.

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I have recently been dealing with a plethora of WWII images that I found myself having to pull out of my memory to avoid having to share them with someone. Most of them were taken in France and Belgium where I live and from those sources I found that the World War II propaganda film, The World Is Not Enough (1942) is not my least favorite film of the Holocaust period. But now that I have the opportunity to view the book, Behind Enemy Lines: World War II by John Danahy, I am quite proud to say that this film does a far better job at showing the Nazi forces of WWII as disgusting, evil, murderous, and downright evil. This film was originally a Hollywood motion picture and was produced by John H. Paley of CBS television. This was before he became a Hollywood producer and director. His motion picture was produced on a budget of only $200,000. So he was able to use the resources of his network to produce a film that did a much better job of showing how evil the Nazis were than The World Is Not Enough did. Even though this film has not been widely distributed, it is now available on DVD in both English and German and will hopefully be released on video some time soon. It is a well worth viewing. The acting is uniformly good and the directing was highly praised by critics when the film was first released. The film is worth seeing.

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With "Panic in the Streets: The Rise of Zee News" and "Panic in the Streets: The Fall of the Fourth Estate" this documentary series should not be looked at as the final chapter, because of the way it ended. Not that there will not be a sequel. But it's a shame to think of how the style could possibly be done without the passion and passion of these three documentaries. It's almost like they were the one's that created it, and they took care of everything that went into it, which is not the case. They actually have a lot of fun and have a great sense of humor about the material, which is good. And I also think that they are a bit too old to be making these sort of documentaries. It's pretty shocking to see that at one point they actually had to leave the set, because they were so immersed in it and they were constantly gushing over it. At times I actually had to laugh out loud because of their enthusiasm for this project. The perfect length, I think, is 15 to 20 minutes, because there are so many of these sorts of things that you don't have time to waste when you see it. And one of the best parts of the documentary is when they go to Germany and interview people like Arnold Schwarzennegger, Anne Tolbert and other actors. The quality of the interviews are actually quite astounding, and I think it's quite amazing that these people were interviewed, and I really wanted to see some of the people. All of them, even George W. Bush, are amazingly wonderful people. Also in the documentary is also the remarkable segment on an early generation of films, and I think that's very impressive. This documentary series has really something for everyone. People who are interested in the movies and art history can really see what these documentaries have to say, as well as people who are interested in politics, the war in Iraq, and especially, the questioning of the celebrity. I think the tone of the documentary series is very appropriate. It has a great sense of humor, and it's a nice idea to have the personalities interviewed, and the interviews of people like Schwarzenegger and Bush, are some of the best moments in the documentary. And while this documentary series is a special treat for the viewer, it also has its dark side. As I mentioned, these documentaries were made on behalf of the people, and I think that what this documentary series is about is the entertainment that is provided, but I also think that some of these documentaries are anti-imperialist. I think that the documentary series is anti-American. If you are interested in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, I think that this documentary series is very interesting, because it's about the consequences of the wars, and it's about the problems of the old media, the old models of news and of filmmaking. I think that it's just an interesting time capsule of the period of the 1940s and the early 1950s, and I think that that is very interesting. But again, it is an anti-American documentary series. I think that the American media and the American politics has these kind of influence that these documentaries have, and I think that the documentary series deserves to be looked at as it has been, because it really is a history of the US, not of the US as a whole, not even of Hollywood. It's a very interesting time capsule of the history of the country and the media and American politics, and I think that is very interesting. And it's really fun to watch, and it's also really fascinating to look at. I recommend this documentary series to anyone, but I do think that if you are really interested in the stories behind the documentaries, and in movies in general, then I think that you should really have a look at these documentaries.

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Jonathan Reynolds

Please go and see this film. Everyone in the world should see it. Whether you know or not, it's probably on TV somewhere. This film shows us what happened and what happens when the nuclear bombs are dropped in this country. If it wasn't for this film, I wouldn't know anything about the history of this country.

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The Japanese bombed the US when they attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. Every civilian and every soldier were asked to come home. These brave people chose to stay and fight for a country that they believed in. The most shocking part of the documentary is when they explain that there was a term used for Japanese soldiers who returned to Japan, "The Shodai" (ghost). After learning that the person you love is in a hospital bed, and that they've lost their loved one, your heart starts to pound. We've all been there. We've lost a person we loved so much. And we want them to return home. These people will never ever have the opportunity to have their loved one again. A movie like this needs to be made so that people can know about these tragic events and know why we never want that to happen to anyone ever again. This is a beautiful and emotional film. I loved it so much, and I will definitely recommend it to anyone I know who has a heart for films. I've never been in the military, but this movie touched my heart in a way that I haven't felt since I was a child.

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What a beautiful film. One of the best documentaries ever made. This movie covers the three major periods of the holocaust, showing the victims of all the countries that participated in the war. There are films that show the same parts of the holocaust, but what makes this one unique is that it covers all of them. This is a good film for people to see to see what happened, and the film maker told the truth as he saw it, and how it affected everyone around him, as well as himself. That is what makes this movie great. It is a must see. I highly recommend it. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. This is one of those films that will last long after the end of it's release. Great work to all those who worked on this. This is a must see, and if you have not seen it yet, see it now!

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Stephanie Warren

This was truly a spectacular documentary that was also very inspiring to the viewer. The filmmaker, Paul Watson, tells the story of soldiers who experienced an all-time low in morale and disbelief and as a result were willing to fight and die for their country to combat those sentiments. While acknowledging that the film is not a biography, it does the best it can to show how the soldiers experienced that low. They were essentially the same ones as they sat at their desks in their Army uniforms waiting to kill a handful of men. The whole movie is so intense and emotional and so well made that I am actually very thankful for the documentary. As Watson points out, the soldiers were too frightened to discharge those weapons. They wanted to save their lives but were unwilling to do so. This was extremely disconcerting to the filmmakers and their audience. I really hope Watson will continue the project and do more documentaries that explain why the American people put so much blood, sweat, and tears into their nation's defense. While the most prominent figures of this film do not inspire me, I am glad they have given us such a powerful and truthful documentary. I would recommend that anyone who is interested in Vietnam to see this film.

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Jack Austin

As a medical doctor I was looking forward to this film. I had heard some of the main claims about the war. It's true, the air raid sirens went off over several British cities, and you would hear them even if you were out in the country. It's also true that the British used heavy bombs during the entire war, but those bombs caused less damage to the ground than WW2 bombs. I watched the documentary, and it made me realize how important medical care was. These attacks and bombings were done to get this medical care to the hospitals in the UK, which was lacking during WW2. While I don't have medical training, I know that air raid sirens were used to protect the homes of patients, and sometimes people would leave their homes because of the attack. The film shows how vital medical care was during the war, and how other countries had medical care at their disposal. I hope the makers of this documentary make a sequel to show the attacks of the 70's, so I can have a look at the war again.

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Nathan Patel

So this is not a documentary but a documentation of the bombing of Hiroshima. I have read somewhere that this documentary is not completely accurate but it is very truthful. There are always two sides to a story, but that doesn't mean that the truth has to be at the expense of the narrator's feelings. The truth is in the voice of the narrator. I would like to thank the United States Government and the people who produced this documentary for being truthful and giving a face to the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The truth is that this documentary is a breath of fresh air to anyone who watches it. I would like to suggest that every viewer should watch it.

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Linda Butler

I found this movie on Netflix, so I watched it because I am an avid horror film fan. I was not disappointed. This movie shows the real story behind some of the myths of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, which the Allies used as justification for their actions against the Germans. It shows what was really happening in Poland, which was during the war, and the constant threat from the U.S. Army, which could turn the whole Polish and Soviet Union into a jungle. The movie covers every aspect of the Warsaw Uprising, and the stories of the people who were involved in it. The story of a Polish, Slovak, Jewish ghetto survivor, and his family, his boyfriend and his sister, and his Jewish friends, who were not afraid of the Nazis. The stories of his classmates, his Jewish teacher, his fellow soldiers and his Jewish neighbours. It tells the true story of the people of Poland who were not afraid, or did not know what was going on in Poland. It shows them as they really were, and is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It was very well done. The acting in the movie was very good. I would recommend this movie to everyone. And I hope that this movie will change the way people see the history of the Holocaust, because the truth is that the U.S. Army actually did it to them. Watch it, and think about what you would do in that situation. Just for what I have said, I rate this movie a 10. You can also get the movie on Amazon, as well as watch it on Netflix.

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If you're an American, I can assure you this is your finest hour. If you're an American that supports the Iraq War, this film will change your perspective forever. This is a documentary which documents the lives of American soldiers deployed in the Middle East. When I first read about this documentary, I thought it was pretty cool. I mean, it's true, but it's more then just an Iraq War documentary. As an Iraqi, I had mixed emotions because I love the American people, but I also wanted to document the atrocities and atrocities of the Iraqi people. This film is a true testimony to the horror and greed that is caused by the United States government. We must fight against this criminal system. This film really does an excellent job of communicating to me how my country has been trying to break my people apart. This documentary is quite informative, but I was shocked to see how all the soldiers have a history of being treated by the Iraqis. I know a lot of soldiers who have been wounded or killed and I've learned to cope with these incidents. However, what I found most shocking was how the Iraqis can treat these soldiers as if they were nothing. I can't say that about all the soldiers because there are some who have been wounded. These soldiers are doing their job, just like I was doing my job. I wanted to take my position on the streets of Baghdad, but I didn't feel safe to do that. It was difficult for me to believe that these soldiers were being treated so well and that the Iraqi people can treat them like that. What I found most appalling about the Iraqi's was that they didn't want to use their gas masks. How could these Iraqi's treat Americans so well. There is no reason why they should be treated any better than they are treated by Iraqis. I was thinking, why are the Iraqis trying to kill the American soldiers? And why are the Iraqis at all worse than the Iraqis in the states. There are so many unpatriotic Americans that have been fighting Iraq War for the last seven years. It's like some crazy people have decided that war is right and they are the only ones who should be given the honor and the sacrifice. I think it's disgusting. But I think the people who fought in Iraq are real heroes and we should give them a place in our hearts. These people are making their country right by taking a lot of risks. I think the Iraqis are the real heroes. Their sacrifice is something we should remember. They have given their lives in the name of the people who can't give their lives for us. The Iraqi people deserve respect for their sacrifice. I'm sure the Iraqis are going to enjoy the feeling I'm giving to them. It's a beautiful feeling to know that our blood is free. It's a very precious feeling. I was really inspired by this film. I was looking for the next thing I could do after the war was over. I was looking for a real witness to see the truth. I wasn't able to find that witness but I was able to find another witness. I hope that these people get the respect they deserve. It's something that's worth fighting for. This film really is a masterpiece, a piece of art. It's like a million dollar movie but it's free. It's so beautiful. It's something that's really worth remembering.

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Vincent W.

I have been a bit skeptical of this movie, having heard that it was a documentary. I'm glad that I went to see it. It was very well done. The subject matter was very important to me. I would have liked to see more of the "ghosts" themselves, but they were portrayed in a very positive way. I would have liked to have seen more of the stories of the veterans that had served in Vietnam, but I think that was a bit of a cop out. I'm glad that the movie was not about the war, but about the Vietnam war. It was important to show the humanity of these men, and the lengths that they went to in order to save their own lives. They had to fight against odds that were very daunting. I think that the story of the war was well portrayed, and the cinematography was very well done. I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to see a good movie about the Vietnam war.

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While this movie has it's problems, it does have it's good points. It is a real eye opener to the horrors of the Holocaust. The film is not perfect. It is very graphic and does not take a moment to get your blood flowing. It is also a little bit long and there are a few moments where it seems that the movie is going nowhere. However, this does not make it a bad movie. It is a very interesting and informative documentary that will leave you thinking about what you've just seen. It will also make you think about how we can stop the slaughter of innocent people and all the crimes committed in the name of "peace". It is very well done and it is worth watching. I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to learn more about the Holocaust.

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Patrick Schultz

I have to admit, this film was made in the mid 1990's. It was a very good film. It is not meant to be a documentary, but rather a character study of a very troubled man. I don't know about other reviewers, but I was very much interested in this man. I was so intrigued by this man's story that I bought the book. I'm sure that there were many other people who were interested in this man, and I'm sure that they were as troubled as he was. This film is very powerful. I'm not sure why this film has such a low rating. It is certainly not a documentary, but a very good character study of a very troubled man.

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Sara V.

This documentary is an excellent look at the history of the Holocaust, and how the Germans dealt with it. It also gives an insight into the Nazi's treatment of the Jews. It is really well done, with some very emotional scenes. The most important thing that I have taken away from it is that the Holocaust was a very personal experience for many of the victims, and that they still suffer from it. I hope this film helps people understand what happened to them and why. It also shows how the Germans dealt with the Jews, and how they treated them. Overall, I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about the Holocaust.