The Road To Guantanamo

7.41 h 35 min2006R
Michael Winterbottom's award-winning docudrama follows the fates of the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.
Michael WinterbottomMat Whitecross
Riz AhmedFarhad HarunWaqar Siddiqui
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WindyPSZReviewed in the United States on September 21, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very well done
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A very well done documentary with excellent documentary reinactments. I had to keep telling myself that these were not live shots. I really feel for these guys. Im sure they were treated extremely poor as thats what guantanamo is all about. To be a guard in Guantanamo you gotta be some kind of animal with no remorse of what you do. They have been caught a few times mistreating people there. I love America and the world. People shouldnt be treated this way. These 3 guys should get some restitution for 3 years of their lives being taken away. Heck Americans get ticked off if 10 minutes of their lives get interrupted. There is probably some BS in this as there usually is in reinactments. Its just well done. I got to hand it to these guys for hanging in there and getting back home. I hope they can move on with their lives and not hate America for what has been done to them.
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PJReviewed in the United States on August 29, 2019
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This is a well made documentary-drama and although it's a very sad story, it is somewhat misleading. These young and stupid Muslims chose to go into an active war zone to I don't know what, have some fun with the Taliban? Incredibly stupid to trust total strangers and attend Mosque's where they knew Taliban supporter's would be from Pakistan and into Afghanistan. They continuously put themselves into horrible posistions and although everything might not be their fault, a hell of a lot of it was there fault. Did American soldier's treat them terribly, yes of course but we were told they were for sure Al Qaeda or Taliban by the Northern Alliance. We told they were captured fighters from Kunduz and they had been armed with RPG-7's, RPK's and AK-47's. This was right after 9/11 and you have to understand mistakes are made in War-zones and in theater.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on March 29, 2009
4.0 out of 5 stars
Pretty decent
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This is a pretty good depiction of what might have happened to a number of people in the Afghanistan action. It's obviously a fairly one-sided portrayal of events, especially once the detention parts start, and it's doubtful that everything happened exactly as portrayed, but in a general sense, I think the movie got things right. While the movie certainly suggests torture and mistreatment, I think the thing to take aways from it is how a situation that is normally seen by both sides to be rather black and white, in fact has a lot of gray areas. You almost have to watch the movie a couple times to be sure of what's what. The characters aren't developed very well, and that along with action that develops quickly and chaotically can sometimes create a bit of confusion as to what's happening to whom.
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tekisReviewed in the United States on August 14, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Sad but true
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This movie made me simultaneously angry and sad. I love America but don't like our government...I found the British detainees remarkably positive at the end of the movie and free of resentment. Wow.
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BrendaReviewed in the United States on October 21, 2017
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Brilliant movie
CSReviewed in the United States on January 3, 2015
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Kevin ZwackReviewed in the United States on March 18, 2007
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The truth is probably worse than depeicted
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As Voltaire once said, "You can judge how civilized a society is by how they treat their prisoners." While the pacing does not make for engrossing entertainment, the movie probably only scratches the surface of what goes on at Gitmo and elsewhere. See how the Bush administration sank to the level of the terrorists and lost all credibility by doing so.
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InformadoReviewed in the United States on September 28, 2011
3.0 out of 5 stars
A bit slow
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This DVD was on a very important topic, but like many documentaries, it was a bit slow. I would still recommend that Americans see it to understand some of what was done in our names. Shameful and still happening.
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