My Country, My Country
My Country, My Country (2006)

Americans are offered the unique opportunity to experience the U.S. occupation of Iraq from an insider's perspective in this documentary detailing the efforts of a devoted father and Sunni Muslim political candidate to better his… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 20, 2007
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This war documentary offers a valuable look at Iraqi life under the U.S. occupation, and finds a compelling central subject in Dr. Riyadh.

Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

A compelling report.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

What My Country, My Country does best is show us that while both the Americans and the Iraqis care about the country's future, their cultural backgrounds and world views inevitably make them seem alien to each other.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Powerful and moving.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A memorable portrait of a nation's growing pains.

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

Remarkable.

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Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

Part of the problem with the film, though, is that some of the scenes with the doctor and his family and the doctor and his patients have a staged feel to them -- as if, they were also putting on a "show."

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

In 90 captivating minutes, Laura Poitras' extraordinary documentary My Country, My Country gives you a greater understanding of the situation in Iraq than you'd get from 100 hours of Fox News or CNN.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

... sobering documentary ...

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Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Poitras demonstrates fine judgement in making Dr. Riyadh the central focus of her well-detailed story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Sarah Prisbylla
I enjoyed how the filmmaker truly just observed and didn't really inject any opinion or politics into this. It's depressing to watch, however, because… More