The Road To Guantanamo
The Road To Guantanamo (2006)

Michael Winterbottom combines fact and fiction in "The Road to Guantanamo" recounting the story of the Muslim men from Britain now known as the Tipton Three. In 2001 they set off for a wedding in Pakistan, took a side trip to… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: June 23, 2006
DVD Release Date: October 24, 2006
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A gut-wrenching and riveting docu-drama that serves as a stinging indictment of U.S. military justice in an era of ever-increasing scrutiny.

Andrew O'Hehir

The Road to Guantánamo will drive you crazy, if you aren't crazy yet.

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Offers a gripping rebuke of the way prisoners are treated at Guantanamo, even though it never entirely settles important questions about what the Tipton Three might have been up to.

Emanuel Levy

Timely political documentary that resolves one set of issues while rsiaing others.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

It makes its point in a way that a straight documentary could not.

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Winterbottom's re-enactors do a persuasive job of depicting young men whose ad hoc decision to travel from Pakistan to Afghanistan put them solidly in the wrong-place/wrong-time category.

Fernando F. Croce

The director's slovenliness is a torture device of its own, but the grueling point is well taken

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

While not an altogether convincing character study of the three detainees, Guantanamo is a nonetheless chilling indictment.

Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

A bracing docu-drama.

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Cole Smithey

Director Michael Winterbottom brings us face-to-face with the national humiliation of Guantanamo prison where the Geneva Convention and legal protocol have been disposed of like the now-filthy rivers of our country.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Johnston
Americans need to wake up as to what we are doing in the name of protecting ourselves from terrorist!! Are we becoming terrorist ourselves?
Sophie Burgess
It's incredible and really brings to light what went/goes on out there. People who you would think you can trust eg. the US and UK military and embassy… More
Alex roy
Brilliant retelling of what happened to three brothers that were captured on their way to a wedding and subsequently sent to Guantanamo Bay. Chilling and… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"The Road to Guantanamo" is a documentary reconstruction about friends from Birmingham, England of Pakistani ancestry who venture… More
Melvin White
Shafiq: My name's Shafiq Rasul, and I'm from Tipton, I tell them I ain't Taliban, but they don't wanna listen. You won't believe I just… More
John Ballantine
My love hate relationship with Michael Winterbottom goes more towards the love side in this interesting drama about being in the wrong place in the wrong time.

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