Movie Review: Uncovered: The War On Iraq
Alternate Title: The Emperor Has No Clothes
Story: Director, political activist and writer, Robert Greenwald (Outfoxed) has done it again. Like Outfoxed, this film was shown at small house parties and gatherings sponsored by MoveOn.org. before it found distribution. It is also available on DVD.
The almost too many talking heads tear apart the administration's road to the War on Iraq. It is dissected and analyzed by many known faces. Most of it will be familiar to those that are political junkies (like me). The segment about Achmed Chalabi I found to be particularly revealing. Smarmy does not begin to describe this guy. Speaking of smarmy, the Neo-Cons are not a very likable crowd either. I always feel like I need a shower after listening to that crew.
The segments with Condi Rice would be laughable if we were not now in the predicament that we are in. The segment on Colin Powell's speech to the UN is head shakinging and nauseating. David Kay's participation in this film is also devastating to watch.
False evidence, an administration's nonstop public relations barnstorming assault and a duplicitous press allowed this nightmare to happen. OY!
If your rage is not high enough - check out this film.
Acting: The administration does a very convincing acting job.
Predilection: I knew I would be angry and I still am.
Blatant Product Placement: Oil
Theater Audience: Two other enraged citizens.
Squirm Scale: 8
Oscar Worthy: No.
Nit Picking: No nits to pick.
Length: 90 minutes (which is all one can really take).
LOBO HOWLS: 7