The Trials of Henry Kissinger
The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002)

This incisive documentary offers a sobering portrait of statesman Henry Kissinger, quite possibly the most powerful and influential diplomat in U.S. government in the latter half of the 20th century. Based on the book of nearly the same… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 19, 2003
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This compelling unauthorized biography takes a muckraker's view of the controversial diplomat.

Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

In a larger sense, this powerfully muckraking film is about the accountability of public figures and about how, in regard to international justice, there can be no exceptions.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Fascinating to watch as a portrait of political celebrity and ego.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Much of Kissinger's career has been spent smoothing the way for rich industrialists, ambitious rightwing politicos, military men, and, of course, himself.

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

Even if the case against Kissinger is not fully convincing, the documentary keeps you glued to your seat and thinking long after you've left the theater.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

A stunning and overwhelmingly cogent case for Kissinger as a calculating war criminal.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

provocative study

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Steven Rosen
Denver Post

The film is insightful about Kissinger's background and history.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

An Incendiary piece of a rather innocuous order

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Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide

A fast-paced documentary that entertains as it informs.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Alec Barniskis
It makes a strong (if pretty one sided) case against Kissinger, who has maintained a strangely high degree of respect and admiration in many circles. I'm… More

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