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

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: March 3, 2007
DVD 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.

S. James Wegg

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

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

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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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
William Goss
Impressively evenhanded look at an attack on US citizens near - but not in - Cuban airspace.