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The Invisible War

Invisible-thumbstandard This documentary calls attention to little-known facts about the high prevalence of rape within the ranks of America's armed forces. Interviews with military personnel, elected officials and rape victims provide alarming evidence.
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NYT Critics' Pick
“The Invisible War" looks at the thousands of sexual assaults that occur each year in the United States military. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 100%
Critics' score: 100   Audience score: 78   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

"The Invisible War" makes all too clear that the military isn't very good at justice. full review

Mark Feeney, Boston Globe

One hearing noted that the victim was dressed provocatively. In her official uniform. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

For sheer infuriation value, you can't do much better than Kirby Dick's quietly scathing documentary on rape in the US military. full review

Sara Stewart, New York Post

Dick, whose films include a revealing expose about the movie industry's film ratings board, has created yet another galvanizing call to action with "The Invisible War." full review

Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

What happened to these women after the rape often shocks and disturbs them as much as the physical act itself. full review

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

It is far too difficult to watch. Which means we must. full review

Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle

This is not a movie that can be ignored. full review

A.O. Scott, New York Times

The movie depicts the military's culture of intimidation and assault as global, not as an aberration that might be explained by the pressures of combat or the tedium of life on secluded posts. full review

Every adult who owes a debt of gratitude to American soldiers should see Kirby Dick's heartbreaking documentary about sexual violence in the military. full review

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

The intense interviews and damning statistics (20 percent of all female personnel have experienced sexual assault) do the work of whipping up outrage. full review

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

Dick's films often strut with a lilting impudence, but his new work is dead-serious, as suits the subject. full review

Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

The Invisible War, though revelatory, is perhaps the most straightforward film yet from a director who likes to broach the fault lines of sex and society. full review

Nicolas Rapold, Village Voice

This eye-opening documentary turns a glaring spotlight on sex crimes in the American armed forces, and on the military establishment's astonishing insensitivity to the issue. full review

David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

An aptly infuriating expose of sexual abuse within the U.S. military. full review

Rob Nelson, Variety
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  • Release Year: 2012
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 93 min
  • Available From: Nov 22, 2012
  • Queued by: 597 people
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