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Why We Fight (2005 movie)

6 Ratings: 3.7
A 2005 Documentary directed by Eugene Jarecki

Fans of Oliver Stone'sJ.F.K.will recognize the opening moments of writer-director Eugene Jarecki'sWhy We Fight, in which outgoing President Dwight Eisenhower warns of the pernicious and growing influence of what he called the "military-industrial … see full wiki

Director: Eugene Jarecki
Genre: Documentary
Release Date: 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
4 reviews about Why We Fight (2005 movie)
review by . October 08, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Heartsick. As I should be. As any human being with a shred of humanity left should be. And no one more so than the patriotic American.     "Why We Fight," Oliver Stone's stunning documentary on the real reasons behind the wars in which Americans are and have been involved, is a film every American should view, and more than once. Is war ever the right answer? I will not argue that it is not. There are such times. And there have been wars that I believe we should have fought. …
review by . March 07, 2007
Why We Fight is an open-ended documentary that profiles the military-industrial complex of the USA and how it influences American foreign policy to the point that wars are started primarily for corporate profit. The movie starts and ends with President Eisenhower's farewell speech where he frankly and clearly lays out the danger of a powerful military industrial complex. In between, the movie gets interviews from John McCain, Richard Perle, Chalmers Johnson, William Krystal, Gore Vidal, and numerous …
review by . February 13, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Pacing, storyline, people chosen to speak      Cons: Title doesn't quite fit the subject matter      The Bottom Line: Why anyone fights is fraught with wonder and questions, why we are fighting now . . . idiocy comes to mind.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot.      Why We Fight deserved all the accolades it got, but I have difficulty with the title. Why we …
review by . November 01, 2006
I can't recall ever seeing a more thoughtful documentary on the most recent of our nation's military efforts. What separates the American experience from that of almost every other "empire" throughout history is the fact that critics of our government are allowed to voice their opposing views. Efforts by some to paint a message like this as anti-American are disengenuous and downright wrong.    Beginning with Dwight Eisenhower's farewell address that warned of the danger posed …
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