We still live under the Kissinger doctrine that, as one British observer puts it, 'international law applies to everyone except Americans.' full review
May not be a breakthrough in filmmaking, but it is unwavering and arresting. full review
In a larger sense, this powerfully muckraking film is about the accountability of public figures and about how, in regard to international justice, there can be no exceptions. full review
Jarecki's film is jampacked with information -- both fact and opinion -- utilizing news and interview footage, archival photographs and talking heads. full review
The film is insightful about Kissinger's background and history. full review
Fascinating to watch as a portrait of political celebrity and ego. full review
A stunning and overwhelmingly cogent case for Kissinger as a calculating war criminal. full review
While the filmmaking is standard documentary fare and the approach overtly biased, the narration, with tales of intelligence intrigue and ruthless foreign policy, is compelling and convincing. full review
Scores by marshaling facts that speak for themselves. And they don't speak kindly. full review
Enjoyably fast-moving, hard-hitting documentary.
Takes a fresh and absorbing look at a figure whose legacy had begun to bronze. full review
Deploying a seamless blend of talking-head interviews, trenchant archival photographs and newsreels, topped off by a sheaf of newly declassified U.S. government documents, Gibney and Jarecki are smart enough to let the evidence and experts do the talking. full review
Both damning and damned compelling.
Not everyone will welcome or accept The Trials of Henry Kissinger as faithful portraiture, but few can argue that the debate it joins is a necessary and timely one.
It makes compelling, provocative and prescient viewing.
Watching this film, one is left with the inescapable conclusion that Hitchens' obsession with Kissinger is, at bottom, a sophisticated flower child's desire to purge the world of the tooth and claw of human power. full review
Haunting music, the seriousness of the allegations and riveting interviews with Alexander Haig, Christopher Hitchens and others give Kissinger extra drama and urgency. full review