Control Room An anxiety-provoking but uneven documentary on the Arabic news channel al-Jazeera that examines how the light of truth shifts when filtered through a screen of… Control Room An anxiety-provoking but uneven documentary on the Arabic news channel al-Jazeera that examines how the light of truth shifts when filtered through a screen of… 2004-05-21 Unrated PT84M Documentary Magnolia Pictures
Movie Review

Control Room (2004)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: May 21, 2004; Rated: Unrated; Length: 84 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

An anxiety-provoking but uneven documentary on the Arabic news channel al-Jazeera that examines how the light of truth shifts when filtered through a screen of nationalism, Arab or American. While al-Jazeera reporters covering the war in Iraq seem thoughtful and passionate, the Americans -- save one -- appear weary, shallow, and inappropriate.

Originally posted Jun 04, 2004 Published in issue #768 Jun 04, 2004 Order article reprints
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