Live from Baghdad
Live from Baghdad (2002)

As America geared itself for another possible armed conflict in Iraq, the HBO cable service offered a dramatization of events surrounding the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Originally telecast on December 8, 2002, Live From Baghdad recounted the… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: June 24, 2003
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Barry Johnson
Hollywood Reporter

The teleplay from Wiener, Richard Chapman, John Patrick Shanley and Timothy J. Sexton is mostly taut and exciting, except when it pauses for a minimally romantic time out between Wiener and Formanek.

David Bezanson

Nothing fascinates the media as much as itself.

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Tom Shales
Washington Post

As a movie, Live From Baghdad constitutes another first-class production from HBO.

Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide

Mick Jackson's Live From Baghdad works as an entertaining drama, but it provides disappointingly inadequate context in its depiction of the events surrounding the 1991 Gulf War.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

One of the best movies I've seen about electronic journalism.

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Jerry Weinstein

Michael Keaton gives his most taut performance since an uncredited turn in Out of Sight and Helena Bonham-Carter has split the difference between her Merchant Ivory days and her desolate Marla in David Fincher's Fight Club.

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Cynthia S.
This was an interesting look behind the scenes of CNN's efforts to bring the 1991 bombing of Baghdad into the homes of TV viewers. It brings to light the… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic] "Live from Baghdad" takes place after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990, when executive producer Robert Wiener(Michael… More