Live from Baghdad
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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 efforts by the CNN network to be first on the scene when hostilities broke out in the Gulf in late 1990. Inaugurating round-the-clock coverage of the warfare with the invasion of Kuwait, dauntless CNN producers Robert Wiener (Michael Keaton) and Ingrid Formanek (Helena Bonham Carter), aided and abetted by on-the-scene reporters Bernard Shaw (Robert Wisdom),… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"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."
‑ Barry Johnson, Hollywood Reporter
"Nothing fascinates the media as much as itself."
‑ David Bezanson, Filmcritic.com
"As a movie, Live From Baghdad constitutes another first-class production from HBO."
‑ Tom Shales, Washington Post
"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."
‑ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide
"One of the best movies I've seen about electronic journalism."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"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."
‑ Jerry Weinstein, culturevulture.net
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