Redacted (2007)

A fictional story inspired by true events, "Redacted" will force viewers to reconsider the filters through which we see and accept events in our world, the power of the mediated image and how presentation and composition influence… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 16, 2007
DVD Release Date: February 19, 2008
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite DePalma's obvious commitment to the material and passion for the issues at hand, Redacted suffers from stereotypical characters and a forced faux-doc style.

Christopher Orr
The New Republic

Grant De Palma this much: At least he did not wait until 14 years after hostilities concluded to pull his catch-all war metaphor from the dark cupboard of his psyche.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's condescending to the audience.

Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio

Timeless and more relevant than ever in the face of permanent US war against the world, Redacted has prophetically conjured a parallel US war, targeting journalists and filmmakers. And in an ironic case of redacting the director and his film as well.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

War was ever a Kubrick-ian hell-ride, futile, fundamentally unheroic and de-humanising, but now it's mocked by a mad multimedia accompaniment innocent of all real ethical, moral and humanitarian value.

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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times

It's hard to watch, and should be. But harder for other reasons. As an experiment in storytelling, it's mainly tedious and phony.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Brian De Palma's feature-length fictionalized polemic, Redacted, expresses its outrage with a ferocity that takes mainstream protest of the Iraq war into new territory.

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

De Palma's made a shattering true crime feel phony

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Redacted, director Brian DePalma's ugly little Iraq War movie, wastes an interesting approach on trite, crude and painfully superficial content.

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Fernando F. Croce

The director's concern is deeply felt, yet it is his old obsession, the camera's unreliability, that still engages him the most

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
This just didnt flow very good and i just didnt like the movie. And hell i hate the war too but it felt forced and cliched.
Gordon Anderson
Flashy production and faux multiple media sources don't make this feel authentic and the points about Iraq have been better made elsewhere (Battle for… More
Bruce Bruce
Not much to say about this one, pretty burtal. 2 stars
John Ballantine
There have been several depictions of the Iraq war that are more compelling. Not a bad effort but not the best.
William Dunmyer
"Redacted" is a terrible piece of filmmaking, with an atrocious script, direction so flat-footed that it's laughable, and acting so bad you wince… More
Sarah Prisbylla
This film seemed like a cheap movie high school or college students would make. The acting was really terrible and it was really boring, although the events… More

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