The Invisible War
The Invisible War (2012)

The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of our country's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within our US military. Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 22, 2012
DVD Release Date: October 23, 2012
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Critic Score: 99% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Invisible War is a vital and frank expose on sexual assault in the U.S. military, shot by master filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film is Not Yet Rated).

David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

I can hardly wait to see which closet Dick will throw open next.

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Melissa Anderson
L.A. Weekly

Interview after interview, statistic after statistic, Dick's advocacy project thoroughly incenses -- and appears to be having results.

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Sr. Rose Pacatte
National Catholic Reporter

This is a horrifying situation.

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Gayle MacDonald
Globe and Mail

A must-see exposé of the abuse of power in an institution that is supposed to serve and protect.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This travesty has been encouraged by a military culture that blames the victim and a policy directing soldiers to refer complaints to their commanding officer, which typically results in no action or even reprisals against those speaking out.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard

The Invisible War is as compelling as Silence in the House of God, Alex Gibney's study of abusive Catholic priests.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

I have rarely been more righteously riled up than I was while watching the documentary The Invisible War.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

One of those documentaries that you watch both fascinated and repulsed - and one of those films that you sense just might be instrumental in helping to change an utterly unacceptable status quo.

Stefan Pape

Where this picture is truly triumphant, is within the significance of its very existence. This film simply needs to have been made, and it needs to be seen.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Well, there's the good part of the American experiment, and then there's the rest. This is a piece about some of that other, wherein representatives… More
Carlos Magalhães
A disturbing and essential documentary that exposes the outrageous and horrifying rape and cover-up inside the US military, leading to numerous lives ruined by… More
Spencer S.
Trigger Warning: descriptions of women going through reporting after sexual assault. Though I knew a bit about the inner workings of the US military, their… More
Jim Hunter
This documentary explores the occurrences of sexual assault within the ranks of the U.S. military. Did you know that it's more likely for a female… More
Michael S
Disturbing and maddening, Kirby Dick's "The Invisible War" is an unfortunate document on the rampant rape and sexual violations that occur within… More
Wildaly M
Very well-made documentary. It really is shocking that this is happening and very little attention has been given to solve the problem of sexual assault in the… More