No End in Sight

27sight-75 This Oscar-nominated documentary from filmmaker (and former Brookings Institution fellow) Charles Ferguson examines the decisions that led to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the handling of the subsequent occupation by President George W. Bush and his administration. Featuring detailed analysis and exclusive interviews with central players, the film pulls no punches as it chronicles the twists and turns America took on the path to war.
Netflix Rating: 3.8
NYT Critics' Pick
"No End in Sight" offers an emphatic, well- supported answer to a question that has already begun to be mooted on television talk shows: Who lost Iraq? Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 94%
Critics' score: 95   Audience score: 93   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

Rehashes information you already knew and tries to inflate trivia into scandal. full review

Kyle Smith, New York Post

The most compelling and least partisan of all the Iraq documentaries. full review

Jack Mathews, New York Daily News

A tidy summary of the tragic mistakes made, and the brutal arrogance displayed, by the Bush administration in its prosecution of the Iraq war. full review

Globe and Mail, Globe and Mail

This is a movie about the very officials who boasted 'I don't do quagmires' (then-defense secretary Rumsfeld), but who hadn't actually done the planning or simple reading of other people's plans that might have avoided that very fate. full review

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel

No End in Sight makes one thing clear: Were it not so bloody, the war in Iraq would be destined to become a case study in the nation's business schools. full review

Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

Even dedicated news junkies will gain new understanding of a campaign with no end in sight. full review

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Ferguson's case is so confidently built that it seems unassailable... full review

Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press

No End in Sight is the most coolheaded of the Iraq war documentaries, the most methodical and the least polemical. Yet it's the one that will leave audiences the most shattered, angry and astounded. full review

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

No End in Sight will leave you floored, agape and enraged anew. full review

Christy Lemire, Associated Press

Ferguson is admirably tenacious in assigning blame for the boneheaded mistakes that have doomed Iraqi reconstruction. full review

J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader

We need to hear the story again and again, for no amount of rage and disbelief can turn what the Bush Administration did into someone else's problem. full review

David Denby, New Yorker

Remember the scene in A Clockwork Orange where Alex has his eyes clamped open and is forced to watch a movie? I imagine a similar experience for the architects of our catastrophe in Iraq. I would like them to see No End in Sight. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Lucid, concise and devastating. full review

Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer

[No End in Sight] may be the best and saddest film of the year so far. full review

Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

No End in Sight, the latest Iraq documentary, is the first to attempt a detailed historical overview and probably the only one with the potential to reach across partisan lines, a true rarity in the sphere of political filmmaking. full review

Dennis Lim, Los Angeles Times

Leaves you furious at an administration of armchair warriors, yet it offers the catharsis of cold, hard truth. full review

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

Essential viewing for any patriot.

Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper

A raft of documentaries have come along since the start of the war, some of them accusatory, some investigative, some empathetic, nearly all of them skeptical. None is better argued or more searing than No End in Sight. full review

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
full review by David Ansen, Newsweek
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  • Release Year: 2007
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 102 min
  • Available From: Oct 30, 2007
  • Queued by: 1276 people
Directed By
Charles Ferguson
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