No End in Sight
No End in Sight (2007)

Filmmaker Charles Ferguson draws on over 200 hours of footage to explore the manner in which the fundamental flaws in U.S. policy created the chaos that threatens to plunge the nation of Iraq into civil war. Interviews with a collection of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 27, 2007
DVD Release Date: October 30, 2007
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Charles Ferguson's documentary provides a good summary of the decisions that led to the mess in post-war Iraq, and offers politically interested audiences something they'd been looking for: a lowdown on the decision making.

Caryn James
New York Times

Charles Ferguson's gripping No End in Sight relies on former Bush administration officials to make the case that in its earliest stages the American military operation in Iraq was catastrophically mismanaged.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

A clear-eyed appraisal and condemnation of Bush administration war policies as seen through the eyes of people in a position to note the disastrous choices that left a country in chaos.

Michael Atkinson
In These Times

Ferguson's film is intelligence-report methodical, providing a primer on how we got into Iraq and what screw-ups have made the situation spiral out of control.

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Globe and Mail

A tidy summary of the tragic mistakes made, and the brutal arrogance displayed, by the Bush administration in its prosecution of the Iraq war.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

No End in Sight makes one thing clear: Were it not so bloody, the war in Iraq would be destined to become a case study in the nation's business schools.

Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

There's no shortage of opinion, but what Ferguson is aiming for in this fascinating 102-minute dissection is a professional critique of foreign policy.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

This is a movie about the very officials who boasted 'I don't do quagmires' (then-defense secretary Rumsfeld), but who hadn't actually done the planning or simple reading of other people's plans that might have avoided that very fate.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Even dedicated news junkies will gain new understanding of a campaign with no end in sight.

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Nick Rogers

A persuasive argument that the inception of, and response to, the Iraq War perverted America's ideals and intellect. Its moderate temperament hides obvious roars: Remembering outrage is all that will keep this from again occurring unopposed.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Incredible documentary about the war in Iraq, No End in Sight is a brilliant picture that goes in depth about this controversial war. The film goes in depth… More
Daniel Hetteix
Remarkably in-depth, this film refuses to become an expansive political warcry and instead focuses effectively and pointedly upon the facts surrounding the… More
Luke Baldock
If all that is said is true, then this is like some kind of twisted Orwellian nightmare. It's Animal Farm all over again as a select few individuals make… More
James Alvarez
Everything Michael Moore wishes he could do in a documentary. The best I have seen, hands down.
Sarah Gaish
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paul sandberg
a very well paced and well thought out documentary concerning how the US totally botched the policing action in the aftermath of the Iraqi war. For those… More

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