The Fog of War

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Released 2004

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Director:
Errol Morris
Released:
2004
Rating:
PG-13
Academy Award-winner for Best Documentary Feature, The Fog of War is the story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara was one of the most controversial and influential political figures of the 20th century. Now - for the first time ever - he sits down one on one with award-winning director Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line) to offer a candid and intimate journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. As leader of the world's most powerful military force during this nation's most volatile period in recent years, McNamara offers new and often surprising insights into the 1945 bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the effects of the Vietnam War. Featuring newly released Oval Office recorded conversations with Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, The Fog of War received critical acclaim for its up-close and personal insider perspective. See the film that Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times) hailed as "a masterpiece!"moreless

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  • 100

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    If there's one movie that ought to be studied by military and civilian leaders around the world at this treacherous historical moment, it is The Fog of War, Errol Morris's sober, b...

  • 100

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Never one to shy away from challenges, Morris has come up with one of the best documentaries of this or any year.

  • 90

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Errol Morris delivers a compelling, thoughtful and entirely involving documentary in The Fog of War.

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    Documentary, Drama

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