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Metascore

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100
Entertainment Weekly
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.
100
This is spellbinding reality cinema about duplicity and, worse, ignorance at the highest level.
100
Never one to shy away from challenges, Morris has come up with one of the best documentaries of this or any year.
90
Variety
Errol Morris delivers a compelling, thoughtful and entirely involving documentary in The Fog of War.
90
The A.V. Club
Revisits the past with an eye on the present and future, hoping as McNamara does that his "lessons" are instructive and might keep history from repeating itself.
90
Village Voice
No matter what your opinion of McNamara, The Fog of War is a chastening experience.
88
Rolling Stone
It will knock you for a loop like no other movie this year.
88
ReelViews
McNamara has a reputation for being intelligent and belligerent. The Fog of War validates the former characteristic, but not necessarily the latter.
80
Film Threat
Presents us with a man who simply cannot be easily categorized, even when he looks us straight in the eye.
80
Morris is a more talented filmmaker than he is an interviewer. Mean-while, McNamara is a subject so complex and so rich in nuance that he requires no cinematic embellishment.

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