Shoot Down
Shoot Down (2007)

First-time filmmaker Cristina Khuly helmed this award-winning documentary about a 1996 international incident that saw several Americans killed when the Cuban military shot down two civilian airplanes. Using information collected during the… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: August 1, 2008
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A gutsy and startlingly balanced take on the events of that day in February 1996.

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S. James Wegg
JWR

And Justice for None

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

Even if you followed these events and know the details well, Shoot Down is quite revealing -- and moving.

Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters

As it articulates the families' trauma and distress, the film also shows the layers of context that have produced their frustrations.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Gets bogged down with too many talking heads and long-winded departures into American political policy and -- at the beginning, at least -- rather cheesily sentimental music. Those weaknesses blunt what could have been a more sharply told story.

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William Goss
Impressively evenhanded look at an attack on US citizens near - but not in - Cuban airspace.