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The Fog of War Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    87

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Errol Morris may have been put on earth to make The Fog of War, a stunning portrait of Robert S. McNamara that closes a year of outstanding nonfiction movies on a high note.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Though the movie may not change many minds about McNamara, it richly humanizes him, a valuable feat atop all the fascinating reflection.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    McNamara speaks concisely and forcibly, rarely searching for a word, and he is not reciting boilerplate and old sound bites; there is the uncanny sensation that he is thinking as he speaks.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Haunting, troubling documentary.

  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Arguably the most conventional documentary made by Errol Morris and, perhaps equally surprising, it displays sympathy toward its subject.

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