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Redacted (2007)

Drama War
90 min.
Release Date
November 16, 2007 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
February 26, 2008 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
90 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for strong disturbing violent content including a rape, pervasive language and some sexual references/images

Inspired by real events and the ever-emerging realities of an on-going war, "Redacted" explores the consequences of placing a group of young American soldiers into a morally ambiguous universe. Pushed to their very limits, the film portrays the tragic events surrounding a US army squad that targets and persecutes an innocent Iraqi girl and her family, culminating in a brutal rape and murder. The film addresses the innocent casualties of war and reveals the general... Full synopsis »

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Of all the Iraq war films that have come out in the last couple of years, Brian De Palma's Redacted is by far the most controversial. A depiction of U.S. soldiers in less than a favorable light has caused politicians, groups and commentators, such as Bill O'Reilly, to call for boycotts of the film. O'Reilly isn't exactly a good gauge of how controversial the movie is, since he'll make anything a controversy if it'll improve his ratings, but Redacted certainly won't sit well with a lot of people. Even if you can get past the political implications, however, the fact remains that Redacted is still a terrible movie. Full movie review »
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