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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“The Invisible War" looks at the thousands of sexual assaults that occur each year in the United States military. Read the review
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"The Invisible War" makes all too clear that the military isn't very good at justice.
Mark Feeney, Boston Globe  full review
One hearing noted that the victim was dressed provocatively. In her official uniform.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times  full review
For sheer infuriation value, you can't do much better than Kirby Dick's quietly scathing documentary on rape in the US military.
Sara Stewart, New York Post  full review
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."
Ann Hornaday, Washington Post  full review
What happened to these women after the rape often shocks and disturbs them as much as the physical act itself.
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times  full review
It is far too difficult to watch. Which means we must.
Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
This is not a movie that can be ignored.
A.O. Scott, New York Times  full review
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.
Every adult who owes a debt of gratitude to American soldiers should see Kirby Dick's heartbreaking documentary about sexual violence in the military.
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News  full review
The intense interviews and damning statistics (20 percent of all female personnel have experienced sexual assault) do the work of whipping up outrage.
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly  full review
Dick's films often strut with a lilting impudence, but his new work is dead-serious, as suits the subject.
Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine  full review
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.
Nicolas Rapold, Village Voice  full review
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  • Release Year: 2012
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 93 min
  • Available From: Nov 22, 2012
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