Journalist Jon Ronson examines some of the more unusual techniques being employed by the US government in the war on terror.

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Journalist Jon Ronson examines some of the more unusual techniques being employed by the US government in the war on terror.

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Fascinating story, well told.
19 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

An amazing story unfolds in front of the journalist's (and ours) eyes, and with a steady hand Jon Ronson manages to keep track of the important parts and trace the unfolding consequences of a series of strange choices made by the US military decades ago. Sometimes bizarre and sometimes funny, the story is told by a filmmaker who never leans back happy to just entertain but makes sure to ask the right questions and keep us interested and informed. Making sure to interview all involved that he can find, and also linking the story to updated information and what goes on in the world today, Ronson manages to fill in missing gaps and attack the ideas presented in the film from different perspectives.

This film should be on the mandatory watch list of all people who just have seen the more fictional version of "Men who stare at goats" with Clooney and McGregor.


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