Made me wanna take a shower after.
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2013 Movie Review: Dirty Wars on Blogcritics.
Chronicling investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill’s trip through the wringer, he visits the aftermath of a home raid that NATO claims to have no knowledge of even though it left many innocent people dead including children and pregnant women. There is way too much information to keep track of but we do get a glimpse into the personal life of Scahill with TV footage of him on various talk shows discussing his book Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army.
Like I said before, the film makes you feel a little dirty about the whole war on terror and director Rowley holds nothing back as when he lingers on bullet-riddled corpses and gunned down babies. I suppose the gut reaction is what everyone was hoping for here and it works. However, if you’re one of those who think the U.S. can do no wrong and that they should be allowed to do whatever they want to keep fighting the good fight then Dirty Wars is especially not for you.