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Jihad Rehab Reviews

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January 31, 2022
It made me grateful for filmmakers like Meg Smaker, who take unprecedented leaps of faith without knowing where they will land. With Jihad Rehab, she creates a fire that cannot be doused.
January 29, 2022
Smaker's interview subjects, both the former Gitmo detainees and the center's staff, set some sort of personal record for most "would you look at the time?" Interview walkouts in a single movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 28, 2022
Jihad Rehab makes you look close at lives we as Americans have spent so long trying to look away from, and by the end we better recognize a frustration that can lead to such deadly recidivism.
January 26, 2022
An undeniably vital film that is made less convincing because of its assumption that viewers will need more of a reason to be convinced.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 24, 2022
With extraordinary access and an inquisitive temperament, filmmaker Meg Smaker embarks on an urgent quest to understand the otherized in her sharp, interrogative film.
January 23, 2022
Smaker gives viewers the rare chance to get up close and personal with the men of no nation, territory or uniform that President Bush kept locked up for so long.
January 23, 2022
This movie is a victory, mostly because it will frustrate viewers who need everything spoonfed to them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 22, 2022
For those open to in-depth conversations about how we can truly identify, and perhaps even solve, the key problems behind this never-ending cycle of violence, Jihad Rehab will be a revelation.
January 24, 2022
[The film] is undermined by a frequent desire to buy into its subjects narratives and, in doing so, to let them craft their own self-serving self-portraits.
January 23, 2022
If the intent is to "humanize" the Middle East, terrorism shouldn't be the starting point.
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