- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 27, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English - Optional
- Subtitles - French - Optional
- Subtitles - Spanish - Optional
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 01/01/2006
"[The] film takes a piercing, panoramic look at the growth of the 'military-industrial complex'..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/27/2006
"[P]assionate and sobering....We're left with a vision of America grown accustomed, if not addictively numb, to the deadening spirit of war." -- Grade: A-
Rolling Stone - 02/09/2006
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Jarecki sets archival war footage from the past half-century against the political maneuvering behind the scenes. The impact is shattering."
New York Times - 02/03/2006
"It's a story Mr. Jarecki tells with appreciable energy, using images culled from newsreels, educational and military films, and original material."
Widescreen Review - 07/01/2006
"This is a very interesting and thought-provoking soundtrack."
Rolling Stone - 07/13/2006
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n important documentary....This is a damning indictment of the American war machine."
Entertainment Weekly - 06/30/2006
"Jarecki takes a holistic approach to examining [our culture]..." -- Grade: A-
Uncut - 05/01/2008
5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] superb reflection on the militarization of the culture and economy of the United States....[A] poised, intelligent documentary..."
Sight and Sound - 05/01/2008
"Jarecki builds his case methodically....A passionate and involving essay on the perils of empire..."
American History |
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical Release: January 20, 2006