Taxi to the Dark SideTaxi to the Dark Side exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan by focusing on the killing of an Afghan taxi driver named Dilawar, beaten to death by American soldiers while being held in extrajudicial detention.
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Directors of "Taxi to the Dark Side"Alex GibneyBirthdate: 23 October 1953, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "Taxi to the Dark Side"Alex GibneyBirthdate: 23 October 1953, New York City, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "Taxi to the Dark Side"J. R. Jones Chicago ReaderAugust 29, 2011
Like the Iraq war documentary No End in Sight, this movie about the U.S. military's systematic torture of terror suspects is a triumph not of reporting but of synthesis.Bob Mondello NPR.orgOctober 18, 2008
Certain to inspire both outrage and sorrow, Alex Gibney's harrowing documentary -- about the torture and abuse of suspected terrorists in U.S. military prisons -- ranks among recent cinema's more excoriating moral indictments.Bill Goodykoontz Arizona RepublicMarch 20, 2008
Taxi to the Dark Side is a stunning indictment of torture as policy, a brilliant documentary whose arguments are so well-supported and reasonably made that you can't ignore them.David Denby New YorkerMarch 17, 2008
Along with No End in Sight, this movie is one of the essential documentaries of the ongoing war.Jonathan F. Richards Film.comMarch 08, 2008
Taxi to the Dark Side joins a growing list of outspoken documentaries that question the rationale and conduct of America's presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, and our willingness to destroy freedom in order to save it.Philip Marchand Toronto StarFebruary 22, 2008
The film certainly makes its case, tracing a chain of abuse from Bagram to the notorious Iraqi prison, Abu Ghraib, to the cells of Guantanamo.Kelly Vance East Bay ExpressApril 28, 2011
Filmmaker Gibney, whose involvement with anti-establishment exposés could conceivably mark him for his own eventual rendition by the forces of freedom, carefully guides us up the chain of command to the policy level.Nick Rogers Suite101.comOctober 22, 2010
Consciously depressing, draining and damning. A dizzying, disorienting tone befits indictments against vulgarly abused power, and Gibney avoids judging soldiers already punished in accordance with a system of blame shamefully traveling down, never up.Jennifer Merin About.comMay 26, 2009
A shocking expose about the American military's use of torture to get confessions--not always truthful ones--from prisoners suspected of terrorism. This is the kind of film that can make a difference!Gerald Peary Boston PhoenixApril 23, 2009
[An] assiduously investigated, brilliantly argued documentary.Robert Roten Laramie Movie ScopeMarch 19, 2009
Nails the fact that murder, injuries, sexual abuse, humiliation and degradation of prisoners was covered up and condoned at the highest levels of the Bush Administration.Jeffrey Chen Window to the MoviesNovember 14, 2008
A comprehensive movie, an everything-you-wanted-to-know-but-were-afraid-to-ask film, engaging, paced well, informative, and professionally polished.
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