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The Invisible War

An investigative and powerfully emotional documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military, the institutions that perpetuate and cover up its existence, and its profound personal and social consequences.
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Slant Magazine by

Kirby Dick's spartan use of graphics and statistics conveys arguments with little grandstanding.
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The New York Times by A.O. Scott

This means that the violations chronicled in The Invisible War are compounded by a deep and terrible betrayal, which ripples outward from the various branches of the service into the society as a whole. This is not a movie that can be ignored.
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Time Out by David Fear

These victims are now no longer invisible-an achievement that shouldn't be dishonorably dismissed.
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Village Voice by Nicolas Rapold

The Invisible War, though revelatory, is perhaps the most straightforward film yet from a director who likes to broach the fault lines of sex and society.
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Time by Richard Corliss

Repressing its rage to tell an important story, The Invisible War identifies soldiers who are true heroes because they dared to fight for justice.
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Variety by Rob Nelson

An aptly infuriating expose of sexual abuse within the U.S. military, Kirby Dick's documentary The Invisible War calls high-ranking officials to account for turning a blind eye to a violent epidemic.
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The A.V. Club by Scott Tobias

Though Dick focuses heavily on just a few women, The Invisible War builds to a stunning montage of victim after victim telling their story to the camera without pseudonyms or silhouettes.

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