War Made Easy
War Made Easy (2007)

Journalist Norman Solomon and actor Sean Penn examine the techniques of war propaganda from Vietnam to Iraq.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 14, 2007
DVD Release Date: March 25, 2008
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

makes its timely arguments with passion and conviction.

Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

The doc is sobering, straightforward, and a bit drab, but to the participants' credit, it's also an entirely nonpartisan endeavor.

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Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine

It's too top heavy and just not clean.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Conventional and one-sided.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Makes a strong case that when it comes to military action, the American public has been deceived by presidents from Lyndon Johnson on down the line to the current occupant of the White House.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A hard-hitting documentary against the madness of war and the failure of journalists to speak truth to power.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death is a depressing look at political manipulation and news media compliance.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

While the film is intensely skeptical of the power elite, it has a refreshing faith in democracy.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide

At only 73 minutes, the documentary is nowhere as detailed as Solomon's invaluable book but see it anyway, and don't get fooled again.

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